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[ - ] Anyone know if I can book an Uber car to pick-up someone else, I would not be in the car? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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Is this a minor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:04 PM Flag
[ - ] This is my view on schools in the US versus Europe. In Europe, starting with fifth grade, every teacher needs a masters degree in the subject he/she teaches. Universities are roughly equally good and comparable to the top 50 US universities (I can compare them because u went to university in Europe and to a top ivy in the US and it was actually harder and more competitive in Europe). If there are teachers I the US who went to third tier universities, they will not have the intellectual capacity to teach anything valuable. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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Learn to write English and then get back to us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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You make a good point, but you oversimplify. first of all, some european countries have terrible public schools and some great. Finland much better than sweden for example [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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The performance of a teacher in high school is highly correlated to the teacher's IQ test score. In the USA the women with the highest IQ refuse to become teachers. They find jobs that may not pay more than teaching but that are more fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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It's rather funny that no reputable list of world college rankings agrees with your personal experience that top European universities = top US ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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in some ways we Americans should take pride in the fact that the women who become teachers are so lacking in IQ. it is a testament to how we have opened law, medicine, dentistry and a whole host of interesting professions up to women and they are finding good opportunities [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:04 PM Flag
[ - ] I must be getting old. I have a hair that keeps growing on my neck - loong and thick and gross.... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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how old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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37 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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I'm old and I don't have that. Not sure that's a sign of aging. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:57 PM Flag
[ - ] whats for dinner? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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hummus, tabuleh, lebne, sliced veggies and pita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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wheres the beef? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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apparently in the beef stew a few responses below [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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lasagna [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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leftover chili [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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Beef stew with tons of veggies. Home in the crock pot while I'm at work. Love it when I have my act together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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STOP EATINF BEEF RAINFOREST KILLER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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black bean burgers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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How do you make those? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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NP: I have a vitamix and their cookbook has a great black bean recipe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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Well, they sound good but not interested in buying a $700 blender to make them. Guess I will have to live black bean burgerless.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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Lentil soup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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Paneer, dal, lots of vegetables, puri, parathas, tons of sweets [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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Thinking (homemade) pizza night (usually on fridays but we have a halloween party tomorrow evening). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny here the mom I work for is not allowing DC to go trick or treating this year. Why are you women so uptight about fun? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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That is sad. It was my favorite holiday growing up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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never heard of this unless there is a party to go to instead. what is her reasoning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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you have an unusual mother there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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lol tell me about it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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Some people are against trick or treating for religious reasons. I'm not really sure why but I remember some big debate on this years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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I have a friend in Chicago and a parent at her DCs' school is pushing to rename the Halloween parade the Harvest parade for this reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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That's too bad. How old is DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:58 PM Flag
[ - ] D2 SALK parents - DS toured SALK and likes it. How would you rate the science and math programs (weak, strong etc) and is their science really excellent or normal? Thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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Math kind of weak, science good but not as great as they claim. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Thanks. What makes the math program weak? Do most kids attend tutoring then? For the science program, what didn't you like about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it unusual to wait 3 weeks for blood test results? left several messages for MD to call me and noting yet! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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That's good. If you had a problem you'd know right away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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but it's a test that she ordered after the first blood test showed a possible issue! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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np: She should have called you back about follow up blood work by now. I'd get a new MD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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depends on your dr and lab. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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doctors take their sweet damn time. prob, it's fine or they'd call you. what was it for? maybe the likelihood of the disease is very low or the false positives high and you can relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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thyroid. I'm on hold now leaving my 4th message [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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We just waited 3.5 weeks for blood results for my son. The specialist sent it to a special endocronology lab in California and I guess did some more in depth testing. This was also after an initial test showed something off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Specialized High Schools - Are they really all that different in terms of rigor and homework? I know they have different offerings and different subject focus and different sizes, and they have somewhat different caliber of students, are they pretty similar in terms of education and workload? At every tour, I heard 2-3 hrs hw in frosh and soph years, more in junior because of APs and then take it easy in senior year. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.23.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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My nephew went to Stuy and I have to say I was consistently impressed with the NON Math and Science offerings. I knew those would be good. He took a great books class, did moot court with a partner from Cravath supervising, took a play writing seminar. It was pretty amazing. He now goes to U of Chicago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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They are all pretty similar in terms of rigor and hw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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FWIW, many students at specialized high schools start taking APs in sophomore year. And they take them in senior year, too. They all have hw and are rigorous although it is probably possible for kids who seek out the least rigorous classes at all of them. What makes the largest specialized high schools different is simply that they can offer more different kinds of classes, whereas for a school like HSAS, it's common for students who take them at the nearby college. And some specialized focus on math and science, some technology, Bx Science has a big science research class sophomore year (I think), Latin and HSAS are more humanities focused and smaller, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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Thanks. This is the impression I get. Two days until the SHSAT and dc has to figure out how to rank the schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:00 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone have a brickzfor kids party? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 10.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone have a brickzfor kids party? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 10.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone have a brickzfor kids party? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 10.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone have a brickzfor kids party? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 10.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
[ - ] SA Upper West tour is full. Current parent w 2 dc in the school here willing to answer Qs till my 11am meeting starts. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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when is the next tour? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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OP: No idea - sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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np: you should check the SA website. there are also tours at other schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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SA parents seem to rave, but what *don't* you like about the school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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OP: The controversy. But I was surprised that our dc's old teachers (were were in a good d3 gen ed) were supportive when we left, along the lines of 'parents do what's best for their kids' and would add that their own kids go to a different school (than they teach) because it was want they wanted for dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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So no negatives at all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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OP: Flame away but I wish they had optional Saturday morning school. We'd go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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I'm not flaming -- I'm just interested in hearing whether there are any negatives at all. I have yet to see a school that doesn't have something that parents don't like, and I always am suspicious of things advertised as perfect. Often the negatives are far outweighed by the positives, and that is likely the case at UWSA. But when I hear that a school is perfect, I start to doubt that I am getting the full story. Flame away : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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i think this is because you know what you're getting into before you send your dc to the school, so your values/your dc's personality have to align in order to be happy there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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OP true. Very different from the school experience we had last yr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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So was dc way behind? Was that difficult as a transfer student? Would I need to consider a private tutor if I wanted to switch in 1st or 2nd grade to UWSA? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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OP: Catching up. No need for tutor outside of school but lots of parental support. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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Why would you choose such a crappy school for dcs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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OR below (not this OR): Why do you think the ELA scores aren't that good? less than 25% getting 4s at UWSA but my dc got a 4 at a gen ed public that does not do much prep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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I'd say 7th in the city is pretty good. But OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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How did your dc get in as an older dc? Was it a struggle for her to catch up since the curriculum is so advanced at UWSA? Did she get lots of extra help from the school to bring her up to the level of the other students? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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OP: I don't have a daughter so perhaps you are thinking I'm someone else? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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Sorry, I mis-read. But was ds way behind and how did you manage that since you said you switched from a gen ed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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Can you comment on the parent body? I've read a ton about their academics, but what about the "culture", the intangibles? [ Reply | More ]
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