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Posted on April 11 at 11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

America's youth are being criticized for not keeping up with the levels of other countries and now we want to lower these levels even further through a term "social promotion". This is totally absurd. I won't even go into the teacher evaluation because it has been mentioned. If we want a more intelligent population, they need to be educated, not just pushed through the "system".

What is wrong with these people?

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Posted on February 9 at 2:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well said, Mr. Weaver.

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Posted on February 2 at 3:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Never going to happen. The State needs an independent, taxpayer funded watchdog commission with power to subpeona and indict, to watch over these potential "pocket liners". They should answer to the courts only, bypassing every elected or appointed official with their findings.

IF there are any honest people, as a whole, the judicial level would be our best bet.

Just my opinion, as I watch our "leaders" do what they shouldn't time and time again.

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Posted on January 27 at 8:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There is a very simple solution to this nonsense.......TERM LIMITS!!!!!

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Posted on January 19 at 8:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I also agree. There HAS to be a more equitable way to finance these programs because it's obvious the powers that be are not going to do away with, or seriously limit them. The home owners are shouldering the lions share of the funding and I'm betting the lions share of the benefits go to NON homeowners. I know it seems like a terrible idea but why not explore the funding aspects of a sales tax or an income tax to spread these expenses out over the ENTIRE population. At least that way, those that can afford to spend can contribute whether they are home owners or not. Lower the property taxes and watch our communities grow. When I bought my first home in 1977, my total property taxes were $330 p/ year, including school. Now they exceed $6,000, and I have no more services than I had back then. The system is broken and needs to be re-evaluated and repaired. I'm nearing retirement and am not sure I will be able to afford to remain in New York, in my home.

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Posted on November 5 at 8:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry...that $5 was actually $5 million

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Posted on November 5 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There has to be a better formula for campaign financing that all can agree on. I can't believe the money spent on this election. For crying out loud, the local senate race spent $5 between them. The way it is, those with the most money have the best chance of a win. There needs to be some sort of equality of spending......and then term limits.

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Posted on October 24 at 8:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Children, children, let's play nice. :-}

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Posted on October 21 at 12:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Whatever it takes to get the lenders lending again!

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Posted on August 21 at 10:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yup, New York is a place where our differences are celebrated, according to Governor Cuomo, UNLESS you happen to be a Republican, a Conservative, or disagree with his policies....

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