"... a new strain of racial, ethnic, and cultural reductivism has crept into the American psyche and public discourse."Mehta taps into something distasteful with this short, thoughtful look at America's new "model minorities."
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
And the property tax relief plan will not work for our county, where school districts and towns have stayed under the cap but the county has not. Only if the entire aggregate stays under the cap will taxpayers have their increases paid for by the state. Not exactly a winning solution. C+. Lots of room for improvement.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Delivering universal Pre-K that is truly universal is something I can fully support, but it is a meaningless promise if it's unfunded.
The entire tax plan (capped for two years, then upped with rebates to folks making under $120K) hurts those schools and municipalities that have already done the hard work to bring costs down.
Bonuses for top teachers is one of those incentives that science suggests does not work as planned.
Finally, it's great to propose a huge bond for technology in the classroom, but if that money arrives and is disseminated according to the same old formulas, the rich will get the good stuff, and upstate schools will be left with the same old crap.