The Locally Owned Voice of the Capital Region

Comments by birmy

Previous | Page 2 of 13 | Next

Posted on December 30 at 11:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The APPR evaluation system was put into place for all teachers outside NYC. NYC has their own evaluation system. But it was put into place even for high performing suburban districts even though its not needed. 98% graduation rates and high SAT scores = not needed hands off please. Urban schools prove it takes a village to raise a child. No one has solved the poverty gap. It seems unlikely an evaluation system will solve the core reasons why inner city students underperform.

From: Gov. Cuomo rejects teacher evaluation change

Posted on December 28 at 11:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

“I didn’t even know what it meant. I thought it was a joke about how I had conditioned them so hard,” girls coach, Caedyn Feehan said. LOL. That is very believable.

From: School bans 'I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts at tournament

Posted on December 17 at 7:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Many years ago went to Atlantic City NJ en route to Cape May and there were 90 players for poker tourney. The very next year at same time there were 20. I asked what happened? The casino employee said Philadelphia casinos killed them. No one made the trip to Atlantic City from Philadelphia - why as its in their backyard? Schenectady casino will siphon business from Turning Stone and Foxwoods frequenters. It will siphon some business from Saratoga Racino who only have electronic gaming and NOT table games. Will school or Schenectady county taxes ever decrease because of this casino? Will the jobs generated justify the negative aspects such as likely increased crime? Will the Schenectady casino be SMOKE FREE? Will it offer satellite tourneys to the World Series of Poker which Turning Stone does not do? :)

From: State bets on Schenectady casino proposal

Posted on December 13 at 11:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If people had to choose just one thing to work on... Fight to get more respect from police or fight to get more education I believe the latter would be better. Its easy to march just once with all the cameras on you. I am not trivializing the action these white and black people took to draw attention to their cause. But I believe parents in Schenectady should fight to make sure their children get an education - I believe a large percentage don't graduate. It takes a lot of work to be an A+ student. You will be indoors studying and doing your homework and your options in life will be plentiful.

From: Protesters meet with Schenectady mayor, police

Posted on November 19 at 4:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

He's a fine young boy. Who didn't have a rifle in their backseat at 20? Banned from mall and did not know about. Sounds like a slogan on a tee shirt. Notice I did not say anything about the cops so don't assume you know what my opinion is. He and lawyer will make their money so that is all that matters IMO.

From: Man in Saratoga 'slap video' arrested

Posted on November 12 at 9:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Great story! Congrats to her and the Niskayuna schools and community!

From: Niskayuna teacher wins Milken Award

Posted on November 12 at 7:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Shocking. Money time for the lads with hidden camera phone. I recall bother viral cop video. The cop asked the driver and passenger to get out of car. They did not comply and requested the cop's supervisors name and phone number. The cop then broke the window and tazed the person. Does not seem like anyone complies with a cops request anymore and is filming the event.

From: Lawsuit coming in Halfmoon cop video

Posted on November 10 at 10:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

iPhones are a game changer. Everyone has a camera. The kid at end of video had a really good chuckle to camera. That was the giggle of a young man with dollar signs in his eyes.

From: Saratoga sheriff's deputy resigns after misconduct charges

Posted on November 10 at 10:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

LOL at Republicans stating this is a jobs killer. In bed with big business. And I do not vote party line but come on… jobs killer my arse,

From: Obama calls for 'net neutrality,' ISP regulation

Posted on September 24 at 3:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Did anger get the best of Tony?

From: Tony Stewart won’t face charges in deadly crash

Previous | Page 2 of 13 | Next

columnists & blogs

Log into

Forgot Password?