Comments by JIMOCONNOR
Posted on June 12 at 11:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
hodgkins.t, What happened to your preschool mission. Reads like you're already 'aspiring' to other windmills.
Posted on June 8 at 10:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This is reductionistic and stupid. You can not make horses drink the water. Using age as a criteria does not directly lead to conference of diplomas, certifications, or good life decisions. If credentialing is a concern, the board needs to focus on the tracts leading to earning the different types of credentials a pupil can earn. Saying you must hang around until you are eighteen is self defeating. Earning a GED is hard. It should be hard. Going to homeroom, study hall, an elective, lunch, data center, study hall, and american history III is wasteful and misleading.
I'm not convinced it'll evan justify any extra state aid it generates
Posted on June 5 at 9:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Are the taxis available 'on demand,' or, are they limited to 24 hour advanced scheduling as STAR requires? Paratransits serving NYC, Chicago, and Atlanta offer 'On Demand' seamless taxi service at regular fare rates.
Posted on May 28 at 11:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It is a true unavoidable shame that canaries in mine shafts must die to prove their value.
From: Lives and reality
Posted on May 25 at 9:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There is lots of shale east of town.. however there are cows as well...i bow to you
Posted on May 24 at 9:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Posted on May 16 at 9:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What a waste Hodgkins is. How stupid does he think people who vote in school board elections are. His points are red herrings and straw dogs. His issues are those over which boards have no control or responsibility. He's like the Rand Paul of Schenectady. This is just a way to get himself positioned for some other electoral run.
Maybe he'll run for city council promising to remove all wet leaves from sidewalks in all Octobers.
Posted on May 15 at 4:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
What makes this piece NEWS?
At its base, its a family being a family. This is wonderful. Society needs more of it. However, the piece juxtaposes a brother's symptomatology posed as 'quirks,' with societal expectations of age appropriate behaviors These are not quirks. They are very real pieces of his persona. Did he REALLY want to join, be integrated into his sister's group, or, did he comply just to comply and shut everyone around him up. What other options were given to him. This might approach being newsworthy.
Having an aversion, or, lack of recognition of societal norms, like clothing, is called an agnosia. It is very real. It is very frightening. It should not be trivialized to make others comfortable. Telling how he's worked through this, would be enlightening, and possibly news.
The effort put forth by families of special needs folks is constant, relentless, and unimaginable. Evan families do not recognize what they must put forth until long after doing so. Doing so, does not automatically earn them notice, its what families do.
Posted on May 13 at 4:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Labor Day weekend is always hell for early education staff and transportation coordinators.
Posted on May 11 at 10:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Times have certainly changed. As a member of BG's class of '67, our senior prank involved pilfering chlorine tablets from Bro. Jar's chem lab. Depositing them in Bro. Dumphy's tropical fish tank. Dodging Ida Nair's 'mystery meat' for hot dogs at Mike's, now Blue Ribbon, and beers at DeCrosta's. Then depositing lunch gases in fifth period classes.
Not creative, but satisfying as hell