Comments by JIMOCONNOR
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
Posted on May 10 at 10:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)
So, take your literature survey, to your electorate. BTW make it comprehensible for sixth grade reading levels.
Here's a thought.
Leverage coupons from Price Chopper, Shop Right, and Hannaford,with communiy block grants to fund early intervention language development services from SCCAP, Salvation Army, and The City Mission, NOT for profit Day Care Centers. Give coupons at pre-screenings, program entrance, and then as milestones are met. Incentivize a family unit's investment in learning.
Posted on May 10 at 10:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Shades of the Edgewood and Dave Jarvis
Posted on May 9 at 3:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
your statement is empty rhetoric. come up with a three or five point plan to make pre-K viable. then, publicize it on hamilton hill, yates village, and steinmentz homes...most of your opponents won't travel there, let alone engage the families there.
Posted on May 8 at 10:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Excellent. As early as 1959, Rotterdam Little League's coaches; Ray Perfetto, Howie Releay, Vince Constanza, and Eddie Shields accommodated a kid with Cerebral Palsy on their teams. He was their first base coach....Not bad for 1959
Posted on May 7 at 4:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
whats a professional human services researcher. parsing that title is mind boggling in itself. how have they arrived at their points. if they actually did research, who paid for their reductionistic generalizations. Sophomores at local colleges read this tripe in the first three pages of their elem. ed. textbook prefaces.