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[ - ] I am missing a gene that so many of my friends have - the get-the-kids-outside-at-all-costs gene. There is nothing I'd rather do less than bundle up preschoolers and one infant in a kelty and go cross country skiing on a 12 degree day. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Agree. BTW this is such a white UMC thing. "We do everything outside, even when the kids are miserable! Healthy living ftw!" [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I was young and dumb and left my analyst training program in my 20's to pursue other interests. Then I got married and had DC and now I want to go back into finance. Is this even possible? I barely have any experience in the field, but I was accepted into a prestigious bank back then. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sure, do you have writing skills? There are hundreds of companies that write sell side reports. Can you do a good job doing this? Craig Hallum is on a hiring binge [ Reply | More ]
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as someone who has worked in equity research before, I promise you you do not want to do this. if you can get in on the asset management side, that is much better. [ Reply | More ]
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I work on the buy side and agree that buy side is a hundred times more fun. But we would never ever hire O P. She has to pay her dues and sharpen her skills writing sell side reports before buy side will hire her [ Reply | More ]
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No, it is really not possible. Pursuing "other interests" is not seen as the trait of a reliable investment banking employee. Why do you want back in? How old are you now? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any movies in theaters now that are good for a 15 y.o. girl? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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zoolander 2 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] SO of SA Cobble Hill: Am I the only one who thinks the teacher in the video is like her sister-in-law? Verbally abusive, short-tempered, power trip... 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I have a teacher friend that just told me this video was taken out of context and NO one knows what goes on in a classroom. LOL [ Reply | More ]
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Iam glad that was not my child. The teacher would have no teeth in her mouth right now. [ Reply | More ]
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I hate moms like you [ Reply | More ]
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I hate moms like you. [ Reply | More ]
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I guess you will knock my teeth out next because you are so sweet and nurturing [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, if the video had shown kids running around yelling I'd understand her having a moment and freaking out, that is most def. not what it showed. It showed a room of very obedient children being screamed at for struggling with the material. She even implies it's the little girl's fault the other kids are confused. [ Reply | More ]
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np: yes, this is why the real parents on here find it so disgusting. Everyone loses it. But not when 20 children are sitting quietly waiting to learn. One of them can't answer the question and she is sent away and told she is ruining it for the other children! The teacher is deliberately targeting the child who does this and it is obvious that she constantly does it to kids. The girl gets up immediately and goes (probably where she is always sent to encourage her mom to "voluntarily" remove her from the school) and the other kids don't blink an eye. That's how you train future bullies. [ Reply | More ]
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or produce anxiety [ Reply | More ]
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The aim of places like Success Academy is not to teach or bring over the line *every single child*. The video is painful to watch and no one wants children to be treated this way but did you see the other hands go up? They are the ones SA is aiming to help. The shamed student simply becomes an object lesson for the other children. [ Reply | More ]
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Nice. Teach the kids to scapegoat. [ Reply | More ]
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She is a great teacher! [ Reply | More ]
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lol! She didn't "teach" that girl a thing. Except that her teacher despises her and the other kids now know she is the biggest loser in the class and is "ruining" their own education by her presence in the class. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. IA some tough teachers are good but this is not actually teaching, it's just punishment for not getting the right answer on the first try. [ Reply | More ]
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That seems to be the guiding principle at SA. They suspended 14% of the Kindergarten and 1st graders the last year for which the state has suspension data. You can just imagine that if you target the kids who are going to struggle by constantly sending them to the "calm down" chair and humiliating them by telling them they have "ruined" they education of their peers (and thus encouraging the other kids to bully those losers like this child), you can guarantee the child will eventually "act out" at age 5 and then Eva Moskowitz can talk about how violent she was and how she deserved to be suspended. [ Reply | More ]
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She reaches her to focus. You can call me an abusive parent but one of my dcs is like that. He will answer one way but then write something else. It's frustrating and it's a habit he picked up at school. His MS grades are poor because of this. [ Reply | More ]
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Teaches not reaches [ Reply | More ]
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If you want to psychologically abuse your own kid, that's perfectly fine. But if you are claiming that this is Success Academy's methods of getting 5 and 6 year old children to focus, then ITTA!!! You must be a SA parent since you understand that this is their "secret sauce" to weed out those unfocused children and make sure the other children know what losers they are. [ Reply | More ]
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I have a dc who is struggling in MS and came out of a DOE g&t school. I am pretty sure I made it clear that my dc didn't attend SA [ Reply | More ]
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Right. And you wish he would have been constantly sent to the calm down chair and told how he was ruining not just the learning of the other children, but the teachers life, too. That would certainly have made him "focus". [ Reply | More ]
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I wish he wasn't taught to do the minimum. I wish he wasn't taught that its ok to not pay attention. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG, please, making her leave the circle for being wrong and yelling at her that she's upsetting the teacher does not teach her to focus. FFS. And you wonder why your ds isn't getting good grades despite how charmingly quasi-abusive you are. [ Reply | More ]
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That's my take on the video. The teacher doesn't seem upset about the wrong answer but that the child said one thing then write another. That's what I heard in the 1 minute clip [ Reply | More ]
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On that detail IA, but it's not teaching her to "focus". [ Reply | More ]
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Since I was educated by a similar system to SA (and frankly I will admit that it is somewhat stressful to a young child) I do recognize what this does and does not teach. Not sure what you experience is [ Reply | More ]
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There is no context that would make this acceptable [ Reply | More ]
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She's the evil sister-in-law whose own kids obey her in robotic fashion and don't seem phased but who terrifies my kid. [ Reply | More ]
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My spoiled brat who runs the house [ Reply | More ]
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Your spoiled brat runs the house? [ Reply | More ]
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She seems like she works part-time as a dominatrix! Probably works at dungeon in midtown to compensate her miserable salary! [ Reply | More ]
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DH here she was my dom at Pandoras box. The Chinese torture chamber. [ Reply | More ]
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SA is great training! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Isn't it strange that there are so many K-8/9 boys schools, but all the girls schools are K-12? Any reasons for this? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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historically boys went to boarding school at that age. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, that makes sense. But one would think that some of these schools would want to add a high school, no? [ Reply | More ]
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It's harder to add an upper school to a lower than the reverse. [ Reply | More ]
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Why? Wouldn't the kids be relieved they could just stay? Or do you mean in terms of facilities? [ Reply | More ]
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Facilities needed for high school level activities, attracting high school age students to a new school with absolutely zero previous college placement record, etc. Adding a high school to a lower school would be the challenge of adding a dog to a tail. [ Reply | More ]
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its hard - space is extremely costly and available sites are not sitting adjacent even if the money was available [ Reply | More ]
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Why are some of the schools through 9th? Isn't 8th a much more natural endpoint? [ Reply | More ]
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DD is at a boarding school. A lot of the boys at her school started there in 9th grade again even though they had completed it at their last school. So maybe the boys' school go up to 9th to give students the option of being red-shirted? [ Reply | More ]
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It leaves open the possibility of kids repeating 9th when they start high school. [ Reply | More ]
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Why would they want to repeat 9th? Does that happen by choice, or due to age/grades? [ Reply | More ]
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redshirting. It gives you the advantage of an extra year of school and experience over your peers. A lot of people believe it results in higher test scores and a stronger college application by grade 12 when you have that additional year of school under your belt. For athletics, it's extremely helpful. [ Reply | More ]
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boarding schools have about 30% of the entrants come at 10th grade [ Reply | More ]
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Very good point. [ Reply | More ]
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I like it. It really is a nice experience to apply out. I feel it is a good maturity exercise. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any New York neighborhood experts on? Which neighborhood is best for families of 5+? What are families like at PS234, PS 3, PS 41... Brooklyn PS 8, PS 29, PS 261 and PS 321. Best parks? Best for kid activites? Can afford no more than 4 million on housing. Tia. 80 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Geez. So you want us to do ALL the work? Do your research. [ Reply | More ]
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I thought UB is helpful with this? We are but would like more perspectives. [ Reply | More ]
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I would go downtown. 234, 89, 276. Big apartments, tons of parks, access to every subway. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you! Where's 89. Prefer TriBeCa over BPC [ Reply | More ]
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np TriBeCa has like 0 parks [ Reply | More ]
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But you can walk to Hudson or BPC [ Reply | More ]
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Won't have a park around the corner, though. It's a consideration. [ Reply | More ]
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Pier 25 and Washington Market. She can't afford Tribeca anyway. [ Reply | More ]
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4mm and can't afford TriBeCa? Woah [ Reply | More ]
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Not for less than 4MM though. [ Reply | More ]
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That is insane! How did NYC get like this? [ Reply | More ]
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DC had a wonderful experience at PS 8. Middle school options were terrible then but are improving quickly. [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't there a new middle school? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, they have a middle school that now is 6-8. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it good? Or can't tell yet? [ Reply | More ]
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Too soon to tell but probably will be fine. But there is also a middle school opening next fall in DUMBO and another to come within a couple of years in the Atlantic Yards complex. [ Reply | More ]
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Heard about the one in dumbo. Which elem schools are zoned for that one? [ Reply | More ]
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No zoned elementary schools in that district. But it's fairly close to PS 9 (Prospect Heights) and PS 11 (Clinton Hill). [ Reply | More ]
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Ok. What do you mean no zoned schools? Which kids go there then? [ Reply | More ]
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Insideschools, baby. Go forth and educate yourself on the basics, then come back here. [ Reply | More ]
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Where did DC go to middle school? [ Reply | More ]
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Op: are we idiots not to try for private school? [ Reply | More ]
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So you are going to spend $4mm on housing and nothing for private school? I wrote the post below saying that private school may not be worth the money but if you have that much to throw around, you might as well send the offspring to private, no? Genuinely curious about how you came to the choices. [ Reply | More ]
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We believe in a good public elementary education. We don't feel the need for elementary. We are thinking private middle and high school. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok, I see and I understand. It is a pity that public school standards have so fallen that people feel a private education is necessary just so the child has a shot in life. It wasn't so when I was a child but then again the cost of all the things we really value (education, health & housing) have spiralled out of control. The cost of things which are nice to have (iphone etc.) have plummeted in real terms. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know why they feel that way. High school is the most important but k-5, eh. [ Reply | More ]
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np: once you see that the good public high schools have (overall) much smarter kids than the private schools, you may change your mind. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: I'm ignorant to middle and public high schools in NYC. Have no idea how it works. DCs are so small we haven't looked into it. Don't you have to live in the district where the good middle/high schools are? [ Reply | More ]
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Prepositions: ignorant "about." And the answer is no except in a very few districts. Insideschools.org. [ Reply | More ]
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We are a family of 5 in Cobble Hill. It's our ideal neighborhood for many reasons. Kids in private but would've done 29 if we had lived here when oldest started K. [ Reply | More ]
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Then why have all 3 in private? Do they commute to private? [ Reply | More ]
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Love our school and want them at the same school. It's a 10-15 min walk, and all three aren't there yet. [ Reply | More ]
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And the school is...? [ Reply | More ]
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Why does it matter? [ Reply | More ]
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Oh Jesus [ Reply | More ]
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Or - that wasn't me. We are at SA but have friends at Packer and Friends. [ Reply | More ]
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Oy, those are impossible to get into. Can I ask how much you spend on housing? [ Reply | More ]
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Bought a townhouse about 2 years ago for just under 4. Of course it's gone up a lot by now. But we have friends at 29 who love it. [ Reply | More ]
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Where did you live before CH? How are the families/parents? We're lowkey, Christian. [ Reply | More ]
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It's a fantastic place to be with kids. Also low key, nice families. Mix of religions and ethnicities. We lived uws for a while, then park slope and Boerum hill. Like CH most of all. [ Reply | More ]
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Np parks are a FAR walk from cobble hill. [ Reply | More ]
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There are several parks right in Cobble Hill. Pier 6 is less than 10 mins from our house. It's not FAR. [ Reply | More ]
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Please do not count that itty bitty cobble hill park. That park sucks [ Reply | More ]
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It's a charming little park. Peaceful and nice to sit in, plus they have so many community events. There is also Carroll Park and Van Vorhees nearby, and BBP as aforementioned. [ Reply | More ]
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It's a nice park to sit in without kids [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. VanVorhees is a huge. [ Reply | More ]
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But if you're deeper into cobble hill it's far. [ Reply | More ]
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Gotta love the F/G train. [ Reply | More ]
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It's 10 mins to borough hall. Plenty of choice. And the F isn't as bad as it used to be. [ Reply | More ]
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Freak train! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, worried about the lack of subway in CH [ Reply | More ]
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Borough Hall is a 10 minute walk. [ Reply | More ]
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WHAT? Pier 6 is about 5 mins away. It has something for everyone, wonderful facilities for older kids too. [ Reply | More ]
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Why wouldn't you rent? I wouldn't buy now, and you can't get anything for 5+ for less than 4MM in the 234, 3 and 41 districts. You may have trouble finding something in ps 8 district too, but you can try. [ Reply | More ]
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We think about renting. It so much to throw away per month though, no? How much do you think per month? [ Reply | More ]
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If you think it is too much to "throw away" every month, you haven't done the math. Do the math. How much are you willing to pay for common charges/taxes? [ Reply | More ]
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DH says no more than 18k per month. I just can't see spending that much. He told me he wants a nice place. Won't compromise on living conditions [ Reply | More ]
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That's nice! Common areas don't look kid friendly though [ Reply | More ]
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Horrific in design. UGLY. And someone already lives there. [ Reply | More ]
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No they don't. It's on the market. I agree the design is pretty awful but it's a family sized space for rent (rare) in a great neighborhood [ Reply | More ]
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How do you think spring market will look? [ Reply | More ]
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Where does dh work that you are considering living farther out in Brooklyn? How much beond the 4MM would you pay in common charges? Do you need a mortgage? [ Reply | More ]
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We do need a mortgage. I don't know about CC. Anything above 4K seems high way robbery. [ Reply | More ]
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My dc is at Stuy, and there are a ton of kids from Brownstone Brooklyn. Elementary at 58, 321, 107, 29, 8, 261, middle at Twain or Nest or 447. We also know many kids at Tech who chose it as their first choice. [ Reply | More ]
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Thx! So kids need to test to get into these schools, right? What if they don't get in? [ Reply | More ]
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Which schools? There is an admission test for the specialized high schools. Do some homework on insidechools.org. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok thanks [ Reply | More ]
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There are tons of great public high schools. [ Reply | More ]
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I notice that you didn't include Success Academy in your list of schools. Why not? Succcess Academy has higher test scores than all of those schools. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know anything about SA. [ Reply | More ]
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It's a progressive public charter school. [ Reply | More ]
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They treat the children whose parents are affluent and college educated as if it was their own free private school. They treat the at-risk children who are very easy to teach and can work at grade level nicely. But as soon as those kids struggle to learn, they are treated like dirt and your little child will get to watch it and understand that children who struggle to learn are awful and need to be punished and ruin the learning for the rest of the class. I'm sure they come out with wonderful values that reflect exactly what their own parents believe. [ Reply | More ]
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And OP says she has $4 million to spend so no doubt she will fit right in with the affluent parents whose children get fawned over at SA. [ Reply | More ]
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We're very lowkey, can care less about keeping up with the joneses. Just want a nice community and place for DCs [ Reply | More ]
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Didn't love the idea of having my children verbally abused on a daily basis. I know, call me crazy.... [ Reply | More ]
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Op: yeahhhh, not our style [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure if you can afford a $4 million townhouse the SA teacher would never verbally abuse your child. But if you care about them witnessing the abuse of other children then you might have a problem with it. Luckily, a bunch of parents who don't mind their children seeing struggling learners bullied LOVE Success Academy! [ Reply | More ]
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HA [ Reply | More ]
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Too soon. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If rejected/WL for K at a private school, can one reapply again for 4th/5th/MS? Does it matter if one is coming from a public or other private elementary? Or is it, once a rejection, always a rejection? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My DC now attends a super TT from which DC received a flat out rejection (not even a WL) for K. For HS, they look at grades and the kid, not just connections etc. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] We are paying $46K for our DC to attend K this coming Sept. while the entire world of finance seem to be falling apart. It takes 2 incomes for us to afford this. And I am guessing there will be many double income families in our private. Do you think people will be able to sustain paying this kind of tuitions in the coming years if the schools continue to raise tuitions? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. There is a ton of wealth in NYC - signed public school parent [ Reply | More ]
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Huge wealth has been created in past few years. You could fill every single TT school slot with just the children of google millionaires, that is how many just from google. Add in the other tech companies. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd put the 46K in the bank for dc and send her to public. In the 12 years you'll have saved a fortune, more so if you invest it wisely. My kids did great in public and one has a masters and one is in college. If you live in a place with horrendous public schools, then move. [ Reply | More ]
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This is logic we don't all agree with. I'd rather give my child the best education (even if it costs close to 50k/yr) so she can pave her own path and doesn't need a nest egg from me. [ Reply | More ]
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You all seem to draw a straight line between a private education and being self-sufficient in life. This is not true. What you are doing is overpaying for something and like anything for which one pays too much, the returns will be shabby. I hope your child does make her way in the world on her own but it is unlikely to be because of a private school education. [ Reply | More ]
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Private schools dont require their teachers to be certified or even have masters degrees. Public school teachers are better- more qualified, etc [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. Had kids at both and public was more challenging--a wake up call. [ Reply | More ]
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Best education doesn't mean you paid for it. Private schools have things like pools and facilities and other rich families and completely inflated grades. Not necessarily top academics. [ Reply | More ]
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Your child going to college is how you measure good education? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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THIS. My dcs received wonderful public education. One in a top college. Other score 1% in SAT with minimal prep. Many AP credits, etc. Never had a tutor. Nothing. [ Reply | More ]
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You know tuition goes up 7-10% every year. Right? [ Reply | More ]
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By the time your dc finish elementary, it will be 100K per year. [ Reply | More ]
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Our dc would be lost in public. Needs the smaller class size and more personalized attention. Tough on a mid six figure income but we think it is the best for us and the school is the perfect fit for our dc. Other kids do just as well in public. Each kid is different. Don't judge all by the same standards. [ Reply | More ]
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This is why I dread hiring recent grads who went to private school. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] White mom here: what I mostly see on this board is the absolute terror of white parents at the thought that their children might lose their privilege. 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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yeah, sure, "white mom." nice trolling attempt. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm white but immigrant. People have told me that's "not really white,”?lol. I'm of Slavic origin, not Russian. [ Reply | More ]
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lower end of the white totem pole. you're more "foreigner mom" than "white mm." still trolling. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry but by that definition, Jews, Italians, Irish, Catholics, scots, and prob many others are "on the lower end". I'm going to guess you're not English, lol [ Reply | More ]
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Is Melania Trump on a lower end of the white totem pole? [ Reply | More ]
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Op: the idea of a "white totem pole" is truly hilarious. Newsflash: the top of any totem pole is whoever has power. And as non-whites claim more of the power, whites are resorting to scrambling for power much in the same way as everyone else has had to forever. So if you're terrified and hedging your bets in every which way, that makes you more like the immigrants, Asians, etc who are out there trtying to get some for themselves. So white or not, you're already off the top of the pole. [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting way to look at it. You're not altogether off-base. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. White moms hate Asians because we are smarter [ Reply | More ]
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you are not asian. so many trolls on this thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:20 PM Flag
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An Asian just displaced a white as head of google. asian man gets paid 200 million a year [ Reply | More ]
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watch. someone's going to write, "but he married a chinese wife because he couldn't get a blonde." [ Reply | More ]
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Mostly neurotic individuals I agree. Love to have a moderator on this board. [ Reply | More ]
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And the rich Jewish boy Zuckerberg could have married a white but chose Asian instead because he wants to have smart kids [ Reply | More ]
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this thread is so troll-tastic. [ Reply | More ]
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Why would he *need* smart children? His children could be dumb-as-doorknobs. He has enough money to last many generations of Zuckerbergs. Maybe he married her because he thought she was compatible and attractive. [ Reply | More ]
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I think he'd be disappointed if he had dumb kids, but I like to think he wanted a smart wife so he wasn't bored and he fell in love with her. [ Reply | More ]
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Sure, if you are reasonably intelligent, you would be disappointed with having dumb kids. You might also want to have an intelligent spouse. It isn't just a matter of boredom but an unintelligent person is a serious drag on your life. And I should think that part of what you fall in love with a person for is their intelligence (along with kindness and whatever other attributes). [ Reply | More ]
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The Jewish press is filled with single Jewish women complaining about Asians stealing their men [ Reply | More ]
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link or bs. [ Reply | More ]
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Asian men keep complaining the same! It's an invasion, I tell ya. [ Reply | More ]
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Whether she is white or not, there is a terror of losing privilege. That is not restricted to white people. You can see that amongst any socially privileged class in the world. But it is almost a certainty that power and privilege will be lost not so much for whites per se but for those who try to shore it up though elite education and memberships in select organizations (banks, political parties etc.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:30 PM Flag
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Also the terror that men have when women demand equal treatment. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you the lying Princeton professor who was arrested [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't this the whole basis of the GOP? You think "make America great again," doesn't mean restore white privilege? [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. Exactly. And keep women pregnant and raising children they don't want. [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing sexier than an Asian woman saying: "fruck me now!" [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a white mom and I agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 05:05 PM Flag
[ - ] A follow-up to the mom traveling from sister's home with bedbugs. I was wondering why it was taking her so long to get here. She had factored in a stay at a hotel where she did an entire high temperature dry and thorough cleaning of everything she has with her. I will still put some of her things in a sealed bag and she arrives and take other precautions. But this is the mom I knew and now I understand what she was doing. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ugh, she brought bedbugs to a hotel! [ Reply | More ]
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No, she did the same procedure there that she would've done here – everything immediately into sealed garbage bags, and then dried in high heat one by one. She took the same precautions there that she would've taken here. [ Reply | More ]
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So glad that your risk is reduced even more and that she was thoughtful! Thanks for the update. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If one or both of your parents are in assisted living - which facility and are you happy with it? Thanks in advance 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No, she did the prep same procedure there that she would've done here – everything immediately into sealed garbage bags, and then dried in high heat one by one. She took the same precautions there that she would've taken here. [ Reply | More ]
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Oops. Wrong thread [ Reply | More ]
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??!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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My mom is. It's in Missouri, which is the best thing about it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone heard from Anderson MS admissions requesting additional documents? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No. The said next week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:21 PM Flag
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Did your dc take the test? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Why are there so many moms here on a dad Board? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What? Are you Bizarro? [ Reply | More ]
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BizarroBaby: where everyone is welcome. Lol [ Reply | More ]
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My DH is watching sports now he has no time for this [ Reply | More ]
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Dad boards are pretty funny. This is no Dad board. [ Reply | More ]
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this board is funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] The truth is that I don't know one NYC public school family who truly thinks their dc got a top notch education in Elementary school. Many people will rave about their schools and must are very happy in Kindergarden but it goes down hill from there. Many feel the need to feel happy because they don't have other options or because they are so involved in trying to make the school better that they need to buy their own propaganda. Yet I often see those same parents who are supposedly so very happy trying different options with dc's siblings... 37 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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This. So true. [ Reply | More ]
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And you think parents feel they get a "top notch" education in private schools? lol! The smartest kids often leave for public high schools and then they struggle against the smart public school students and end up back at private! It's much easier to be a "top notch" student in a private school because the other children and the education don't demand nearly as much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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OP: I didn't mean this as private vs public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:47 PM Flag
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This is why if DD can not get in to a private school we are moving to burbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:05 PM Flag
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Oh please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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I am a NYC public school working mom who truly believe my dcs got a top notch education in elementary and middle schools. Switch to tt privates in HS simply for better social life and college matriculation. [ Reply | More ]
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Good for you. The happiest people are the ones that successfully lie to themselves [ Reply | More ]
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. Those who think that their dcs could not get a top notch education in nyc public schools are crazy. [ Reply | More ]
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I am 100% crazy and do are all the parents in my dc's class who are constantly "enriching", tutoring and trying to plug never ending gaps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:21 PM Flag
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We are immigrant family, did not do any of those, and my kids turned out fine. Just let kids be kids and they will do well on their own. [ Reply | More ]
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Turned out fine means different things to different people [ Reply | More ]
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What does it mean to you? Do you know? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Like I said, we are immigrant family. So what we want for our kids are simple. We know they would get into a good college, so that's not our concern. But we also want them happy socially, learning academically, healthy without drugs and alcohols. [ Reply | More ]
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That's not my experience. I believe you are an outlier [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think so. There are many other nyc public school families who entered dc's tt private in HS and these nyc public school students all did extremely well if not better than those rising from K. That tells me the nyc public school education is comparable to the privates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:18 PM Flag
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Did I ever say TT = top notch education? [ Reply | More ]
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What is top notch education in your mind? [ Reply | More ]
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She won't tell you because she does not know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:47 PM Flag
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I do. It means fundamentals are taught very well. This means nothing to most of you though because you think fundamentals are taught while I feel otherwise [ Reply | More ]
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What do you mean by better social life? [ Reply | More ]
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In public HS, students tend to come mostly from the boroughs. They don't really interact socially after school like the private school kids do. Rather, they all disappear quickly into the subway right after class and school organized activities. There are hardly a social life outside school. Studying and staying over at each other's home is almost impossible. Private school kids tend to be more socially active outside school. They do projects and volunteer work together, visiting libraries, communities and each other's home more easily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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So this is your opinion, and anyone with a different one is lying to themself or an exception? [ Reply | More ]
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I believe that actions speak louder than words. [ Reply | More ]
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Not my case. Both my kids are bright, focused and one now has an advanced degree. Other just started college. I don't leave everything up to schools. The kids that get out of a tt private often have connections so they'll succeed. Many rich kids have been coming into dc's publics lately and I don't see them as having that much of a head start as our public schooled ones. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't doubt that many private schools are just as crappy [ Reply | More ]
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It's Kindergarten, with a t not a d. And I went to public school in NYC from K-12. Imagine that! [ Reply | More ]
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I am trilingual and ESL. Unfortunately spelling isn't my strength [ Reply | More ]
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My kids have gotten amazing educations in NYC publics. You're just wrong. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. And gen-ed for K-5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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Not in NYC so no horse in the race, but what makes an elementary education "top-notch"? [ Reply | More ]
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I wasn't thrilled with everything, but I have to say, my dcs got a much better education in the nyc public elementary school than their cousins who go to a good suburban school. I think the nyc curriculum is much more thorough. When my kids started, I thought it would be the opposite, so I am surprised. [ Reply | More ]
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And now, one dc is at SHS (not stuy) and it is just miles better than the education I had in an excellent suburban school district. I used to be so proud of my education/town, but now I have been taken down a notch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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Then perhaps you can understand my frustration. It takes seeing a good education system to understand what it looks like [ Reply | More ]
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But it doesn't mean they are wrong. People also have different preferences and ideologies too. The parents around me love progressive education. I don't (in the later grades) which is another reason why I am happy that nyc has options so both of us can be happy. [ Reply | More ]
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Mine did at Lower Lab. And many of the students in my daughter's grade are now at Stuy, Bronx Science and top private schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 05:01 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O marriage post: How do you deal in general with a DH who is super sensitive to what they perceive as criticism? As just one small example, I like to put db's blanket around the legs, inside the carseat cover. Dh likes to put the blanket on the outside of the cover. It doesn't really matter one way or the other, but if I put the blanket on the legs while dh is there, he takes that as an implicit criticism of how he puts on the blanket (and I am then, like, WHAT?! That's crazy -- why does how I put on the blanket have anything to do with how you put on the blanket). Any ideas re: how to get to a more peaceful place so that dh doesn't feel criticized all the time and I don't feel that he's projecting all the time? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Just tell him you like it the other way and you're fine with how he does it. Each entitled to your own preference. As a DH who feels criticized from time to time, I certainly would be fine with that. [ Reply | More ]
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TY. It's just so frustrating. What does your dw do to help you feel less criticized? Maybe I can take a page from her book! [ Reply | More ]
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Do you undo it when he does it? [ Reply | More ]
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no. I do ask him to make sure db can breathe because the blanket on top could put weight on db's face, but I don't undo it. [ Reply | More ]
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Remind him that difference doesnt imply superior/inferior [ Reply | More ]
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Does DH have a reason to feel criticized by you? We see OPs here all the time who are angry that their DH doesn't do enough around the house, yet criticize him at the same time for not doing things the way she does. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think he does, but he obviously thinks he does. I don't criticize him for not doing things around the house. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd bet you are very opinionated and critical in all areas and he has become this way [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe. Or maybe he's crazily over-sensitive. [ Reply | More ]
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Clearly he is this. Maybe give him taste of his own medicine and burst out crying when he puts blanket in the outside and accuse HIM of doing it to show YOU how wrong your way is and that he is a better person and maybe he does not love you anymore and maybe you should not be together and maybe you should not have gotten married and clearly you should not have had a baby together.... I mean, c'mon, you do the blanket thing wrong, right? [ Reply | More ]
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that would be funny! [ Reply | More ]
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Ignore him when he does this and give him attention when he does something right. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG, I could never live like this where you have to walk on eggshells. And the child is still a baby? You have no idea how many times in the course of a week you will need DH to be 'in charge' of the child and parent with confidence as DC gets older. Nip this in the bud if you can now by stressing that it is not a better solution with the blanket. You really don't care in the nicest way possible! And maybe try the blanket his way one time.... [ Reply | More ]
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I don't like doing it his way. I don't mind that he does it, but I really don't want to have to do things his way just to calm him down over something he shouldn't be excited about to begin with. [ Reply | More ]
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^^and I'm very confident in dh. he's a great father. he's just weirdly, strangely, OTT, hyper sensitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Did you watch the 20/20 interview last night with Diane Sawyer and Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold? What do you think? Do you still believe all the people would keep blaming the parents and saying "Oh that would never have happened in our family?" 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Stop blaming parents. Violence is genetic. If your son is born with the gene that causes mass murder there is literally nothing u as a mom can do [ Reply | More ]
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White privilege = being able to blame genes when your child murders [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. And I'm as white as they come. If a black mom said this, just imagine!! [ Reply | More ]
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There is a great movie with Tilda swinton. She is a winderful mon but because of DNA her son kills dozens. Movie makes clear it is DnA that causes the murder [ Reply | More ]
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RM Mom, stop ruining every thread. [ Reply | More ]
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What's the movie? [ Reply | More ]
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This. There is a gene/chomosome that predicts this. They test for it now. [ Reply | More ]
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This what? OP asked a question and you respond with "this"? You know how questions and answers work, right? [ Reply | More ]
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NPR has good coverage of this. Some boy babies are born killers [ Reply | More ]
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I have known a lot of parents who have been completely blindsided by the heartbreaking things their kids do. They're not bad parents; their other kids are perfectly fine. Then one just makes a sharp left turn somewhere. Having kids isn't for the faint of heart. [ Reply | More ]
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This is so true. If your son has the warrior gene get ready for him to murder someone. Hope and pray it is not you [ Reply | More ]
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:( Such a sad movie [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know about her case but the one with the Sandy Hook shooter was def. a case of a parent that could have prevented the situation. She stocked her home with guns, was a gun-nut/conspiracy theorist herself. Nothing you could have said to that woman would have changed that for her. Unfortunately for her her son did her in as well. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm orig poster. Did anyone who's posted a response see the 20/20 interview? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I saw it. I wouldn't blame her. [ Reply | More ]
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I saw it and was quite moved. I thought she seemed like a loving and attentive mother, if not a perfect one (none of us are). Hindsight is always 20/20 with these things. There were signs that he was depressed or troubled, but I don't know that I would have assumed homicidal or suicidal had I been her shoes. Teenagers can be mercurial and withdrawn. I think it's the parents who say with certainty that they would *know* if their child was going off the rails who need to be worried--because they have a blind spot. I felt a lot of compassion for Sue Klebold. Her life has been absolutely destroyed, emotionally, financially and psychologically. She and her husband of 30 years divorces because their "grief took them in different directions." I wonder if either boy gave any thought to their parents and what the horrible aftermath of this would be for them. [ Reply | More ]
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^^reminds of a Mark Twain quote: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble, it's what you know for certain that just ain't so." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 05:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Hey. Tom Hanks is going to play the pilot who landed the plane in the Hudson river in a movie this year. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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He's so predictable. [ Reply | More ]
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Predictable as in he will be great. He really doesn't disappoint. Watch Capt. Phillips. [ Reply | More ]
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I have! There is a fantastic reddit thread on TH right now, btw. A lot of helpful people have peppered the comments with really interesting video links. If you're a Tom Hanks fan it's a pleasure of a read. [ Reply | More ]
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link us, please [ Reply | More ]
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I've linked to the thread comments, you can access the OP (which is a youtube of Tom Hanks explaining how he cribbed the Forrest Gump accent from the kid who played young Forrest, as he decided that was easier than teaching the kid to talk like Tom Hanks) https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/45htwi/til_tom_hanks_was_asked_how_he_wanted_michael/ [ Reply | More ]
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Of course he is. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. I'll watch but leave the theater sayiing--so typical of a TH movie. Did like Castaway though. [ Reply | More ]
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he's perfect for that role...dh and I said that when the accident happened [ Reply | More ]
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Capt. Sully! Such an awesome story. The whole world (almost literally) was imploding at that time & something which could & should have gone wrong on so many levels-didn't. Glad they are making it a movie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 05:06 PM Flag
[ - ] DS had a small laser tag birthday party with just four friends yesterday. I made a cake and everyone came to our place for some and watched a movie. He was very happy. Gonna miss these days someday when things were so easy. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ITA. Boys are easy to please. [ Reply | More ]
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Have a dd with 8th birthday in April. Not sure what to do with her. Maybe a tea party? Not sure. [ Reply | More ]
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I have girls that are just as easy. It's not a boy-girl thing. [ Reply | More ]
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I still remember the massive 5th birthday party we had for our oldest and how much effort I put into that boondoggle. Never again. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: oh, my. I did a massive dinosaur theme 4th birthday for him. It was an incredible party and the parents talked about it for days. But man, it was so much work. I wouldn't do that again. They don't even remember. [ Reply | More ]
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I did the same. We did a pirate theme. I purchased parchment paper for the invitations, which I did as a treasure map. Then I freaking burned the edges of each 8x11 invitation with a match like a pirate map. This was in the early 90s. Some of those kindergarten parents must have wondered what kind of insane mom had moved into town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:04 PM Flag
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I did my invitation as a "dinosaur theme park ticket." Ha ha. We're both certified. Certified insane. But maybe yours takes a little bit more cake with the singed borders. Ha ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:10 PM Flag
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I know, I pictured them getting the invitations in the mail and thinking, "wait, what's on fire?" lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:13 PM Flag
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NP: I would have assumed you bought it that way! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:28 PM Flag
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LOL my invitations smelled like smoke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:46 PM Flag
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As a guy, I'm pretty sure we never stop liking laser tag. When he's older, just add beer. There, done! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:00 PM Flag
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OK. LOL. Thanks for the tip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:02 PM Flag
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Sure. And the best part is they won't drink and drive if they're too young to drive. Damn, I'm good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:04 PM Flag
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Ha ha. Duly noted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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Aww...that's the best. Good mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 04:23 PM Flag
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