Comments by schdyres1
Posted on November 21 at 10:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Gina99: Please cite "every educational expert" that says K-8 is better. Many studies have been done on the subject, and have found no clear difference, given that other factors are the same.
Show how this "proposal" will bankrupt every City taxpayer.
Broad statements such as these do not solve the problems facing the Schenectady City School district.
You sound like an interested person, so be part of the solution.
Posted on November 15 at 3:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The former Schenectady charter school failed because its mangement failed to provide the education program promised, not because of outside forces.
The Schenectady School District needs adequate state funding, something NY state has refused to provide for years. With adequate funding, more services and appropriate personnel will make a huge difference in the education and lives of its students.
Posted on October 18 at 9:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
She should be invited to speak at Mont Pleasant Middle School.
What a wonderful role model!
Posted on July 31 at 12:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Steven Weisse deserves a Golden Apple from the SCSD, and a Patroon designation from the City of Schenectady!
Posted on May 13 at 12:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There are many families in Schenectady that don't have a computer, nor do they subscribe to a newspaper.
Is information for Kindergarten, and Pre-Kindergarten registration provided at city libraries, and other places, where such families could access them?
Might be worth a try to in order to register as many Pre-k and K students as possible, as early as possible, thus having enough teachers and classrooms ready in time for school to start.
Posted on April 12 at 9:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It is long past the time to take a good look at Magnet School funding, as Mr. Chestnut suggests.
The grant money for this program was eliminated years ago. Thus, money that could be used for students in the District's other schools, is instead subsidizing this program.
The District has never been forthcoming about exactly how much more money is spent on the magnet schools. Transparency would go a long way in discussing this issue with the financial facts finally being divulged.
All Board members and Superintendent Spring should seriously look into this, before any cuts are made.
As someone once noted in a letter to the Gazette, the Magnet Schools in Schenectady have become more like elite schools. CPIMS serves a disproportionate number of 12308 and 12309 students. Certainly not the intent of "Magnet" Schools as they were designed originally.
Posted on April 6 at 9 a.m. (Suggest removal)
36 Reading Specialists for a High Need District of 10,000 students????? What are our legislators (and our Governor) thinking when they dole out the money by such an inequitable formula???
Sounds like it's time for a lawsuit on the grounds of racial discrimination in school district funding for education. They don't seem to respond to anything else.
Posted on April 4 at 9:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr. Steck: I thought you would be a breath of fresh air, and a fair supporter of the Schenectady School District. The District is in dire straits, and has closed many schools already. It now has asked the community to supplement its meager number of Reading Specialists because so many were pink slipped two years ago. This is a HIGH NEEDS district! And your second plea is to give it no money from the "bullet" aid, and to give 100% to Niskayuna????
You will not get my vote next time around.
Posted on February 27 at 10:12 a.m.
(This comment was removed by the site staff.)
Posted on February 27 at 10:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If Carl continues on his path of thinking for himself, and supporting legislation that is researched and fair to the taxpayers, he'll have my vote whether supported by his party, or not.
There's been too much "sticking together," such as the county sales tax distribution which Carl rightly saw as detrimental to the city.
Stay on the course, Carl.