Comments by rpterry
Posted on April 23 at 2:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Year one teachers work one day for free, two days would be needed the second year,3 days by third year, and a month unpaid by retirement. That is a scheme to fund schools? Who would work in the district? Is there any evidence that Schenectady teachers are paid more than teachers in other districts?
The answer is that we need a funding system that will allow districts to reach the goals society wants. Cutting teacher pay won't get us there.
Posted on December 9 at 9:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Drive downtown, Schenectady is in a Renaissance.
Posted on November 22 at 7:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
A most recent letter is the constant charge that Pres. Obama is weak in foreign policy. Let’s check the record:
War in Iraq ended
War in Afghanistan nearly ended.
Osama Bin Laden killed in his bedroom, no less.
Hundreds or more Taliban and El Qaida killed by drones and other means.
Gaddafi removed with no troops on the ground as Republican hawks demanded
Syria destroying its chemical weapons without troops on the ground as hawks also demanded.
Iran about to agree to nuclear deal avoiding military action same war mongers wanted.
Most important, a firm policy to avoid sending American service people into every possible trouble spot.
Smooth relations with all parts of the world. Recent ruffles about spying not started by this administration.
New focus on China vicinity as a place for strong military presence.
All this is failure?
Posted on November 21 at 11:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Posted on November 7 at 3:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Gina 99 needs to check on the abysmal performance of the 2 high school charters in Albany which gets minimal coverage and the closing of 2 elementarys there- kept quiet. Do a search in the TU for info.
Kids can equally misbehave in a charter. What public schools need is the ability to send bad kids to fore26's suggestion without some agency criticizing the school for its policies. Charters would kick the bad ones out.
Posted on November 6 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The facts in the editorial are correct as is the opinions presented, but singling out the Democrats is not objective. You should now assign a reporter to find the identity of the "Common Sense Party" which sent a mailer two days after the above discussed flyer accusing county Democrats of all sort of corruption and sponsoring a TV ad claiming 47% of the county budget is welfare going down a drain which ran 6 times during the 6 o'clock news the night before the election.
Is Common Sense Party a fake name for the campaign of the 3 Republicans running for the county legislature from Niskayuna/Glenville, or the county committee, or some outside group such as the state Republican Party or who knows the TEA Party?
This would also be useful for the voters to know.
Posted on October 30 at 5:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
How can OCR know the facts are true and the circumstances identical?
Posted on June 3 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Many news stories are reporting that the employees pay no sales or property taxes. You need to clarify that point. Many SUNY campuses are in small rural isolated areas. Cobleskill is a good example. Suppose the plan brought 50 new children to town in the school district. Parents would pay no part of the costs, not to mention all the other services the new people require. Will the rest of the community support that concept?
Posted on May 16 at 9:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It is disgraceful that local Republicans office holders are flocking to gun rallies that want to keep us subject to high capacity magazines and assault rifles. Not to mention background check issue. We won't forget the next election, guys.
Posted on May 8 at 1:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
So you think the political party that has spent all of its energy the last few years helping the 1% increase their wealth and power over every one else, blocking regulations on all aspects of the economy, limiting and blocking union and worker rights, blocking raising wages, blocking universal health insurance,suddenly wants to pass a law to help workers have a better family life? Who could possibly be so gullible?