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Dropouts not just a waste of money but of human potential After reading that New York state has the nation’s highest per-pupil spending [June 9 Gazette], I was further dismayed to learn that the 2012 high school graduation rate was an abysmal 49.2 percent for the Albany City School District and marginally better 58.2 percent for the Schenectady City School District [June 18 Gazette]. If scarce few good jobs are available for graduating college seniors, ...


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Phils2008
June 26, 2013
5:24 a.m.

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Ray, the Gazette has always had plenty of "replacements". How about E.J. Dionne and the rest of the left wing gaggle that used to permeate the Gazette daily. Did you take the time to write about their constant incessant bashing of George Bush? I doubt it. Lefties have never signed on to the "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" principle. You guys do whatever you want then cry when it happens to you. Owning the main stream media gives you certain advantages none of which are moral. You can destroy somebody like Bush who was at the least a decent person who respected the office and run cover for a guy that lies daily. I would not call that balanced and fair, buy then I'm not a liberal. As for the more positive and constructive views, I'd certainly like to know what they are. Your President does not adhere to the Constitution, ignores the law, bashes conservatives, golfs and vacations weekly, has done nothing for jobs, is bankrupting America, is destroyed our foreign relations. Please give me the positives!!!!!!!!!!!!

reader1
June 26, 2013
5:35 a.m.

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Liberal - conservative, both titles seem a bit silly to me, not for what they stand for but because their proponents seem to think the solutions to real world problems can only be found exclusively in one of the two camps.

The media has treated both unfairly but has also given both a pass. Will, Brazile - they are media extension of the partisanship that permeates and is holding this country back from functioning effectively.

Phils2008
June 26, 2013
6:50 a.m.

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Reader1, just so you understand, Conservatives solutions are rooted in the Constitution and based on our founding principles. Liberal solutions are based on control of the masses and the principles of socialism. Conservatives have always been willing to talk and workout a compromise, the problem is that liberals are unprincipled liars. When it comes to the media, you would be hard pressed to give me an example of the media treating liberals unfairly. That does not happen. Why happened Scooter Libby? The media wanted Bush and settled for anyone they could get. Not so with Democrats. They are always given a pass. Did Clinton go to jail for lying to a grand jury? Nope. It does not happen to liberals. Its accepted that they are immoral liars.

MMRMIKE68
June 26, 2013
7 a.m.

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DON CAZER: HEY, U DEMS REELECTED OBAMMA AND FAMILY, SO STOP COMPLAINING AND SUCK IT UP. YOU CAN BE SURE THIS WON'T BE HER LAST TRIP ON OUR DIME.................M

gina99
June 26, 2013
9:04 a.m.

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Boo hoo! How dare George Will speak the truth about horrible Obama and the worst Attorney General in history. Forget about it. Let him enjoy another needless vacation on the taxpayer dime.

wmarincic
June 26, 2013
5:14 p.m.

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Eldon J. Smith Jr. It's simple, get rid of the teachers unions and pass "School Choice".

reader1
June 27, 2013
10:29 a.m.

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OK, Phil - thanks for teaching us that Conservatives are right and good, Liberals are wrong and bad.

Phils2008
June 30, 2013
6:30 a.m.

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Reader1, Liberls are far more then just wrong and bad. They are the scourge of America, and everything she stands for. You people are simply hypocritical buffoons that have destryed this country. You have turned our schools into social playgrounds, kill babies, protect mass murders, waste every tax dollar you steal, co-opt issues like civil rights by handing out other peoples money like candy, block border security, run the media, prevent our country from gaining energy independence, run pc amok, and in general ruin (health care) everything you put your slimmy fingers on.

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