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Letter fails to tell whole story about Niskayuna board actions

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Letter fails to tell whole story about Niskayuna board actions With regard to Stephen Bentons' letter of May 15, 2014, Mr. Benton does not tell the entire story. Mr. Benton and a small group of angry parents vowed last fall to unseat Deb Oriola and other BOE members when they were unable to convince the Board to rehire the boys’ varsity basketball coach for this past season. At a board meeting on 10/8/13, I listened ...

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May 20, 2014
11:32 a.m.

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How many other school board elections generate as many verbally adept entreaties? Where does the line between good citizenship and neurotic helicopter parenting get drawn? I posit that all these letters; have less to do with children, finances, or, personnel, and more to do with an elitist neurotic mindset believing it is in its power to control everything. I am saddened by the sense that children living in 12309 are burdened by the weight of their parent's needs.

Heaven forbid these kids get dirty, endure three hours of unstructured unsupervised time, or, be chastised by an official.