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[ - ] Is Bernie Sanders hanging out with Al Sharpton going to boost his odds? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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And I was actually going to VOTE for him...Well...that's over now. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How is avenues? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Love it [ Reply | More ]
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Even playing field. Wveryone pays the same price [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My kid said he got in trouble in class yesterday for playing with erasers instead of paying attention. I asked him why he wasn't paying attention to the lesson and he said "because I already knew it and the teacher just kept going over the same thing over and over again." I told him that in the future he should just daydream in his head about his favorite video game when the teacher is teaching something he already knows. With the amount of time these kinds spend on laptops in class, there's got to be a better way to teach them, no? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You lost me at "laptops" [ Reply | More ]
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^or, rather "daydream about his favorite video game" - wtf [ Reply | More ]
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THIS. Hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
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My kid spends half of his day in school on a laptop. 4th grade. [ Reply | More ]
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O... kay... what does this have to do with the first part of the post and playing with erasers? [ Reply | More ]
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Unfortunately not every kids learns at the same speed. You would have been better off advising your child to listen with at least half ear. Extra review does not hurt anyone. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+100 and yes, my kid is ahead of his peers. [ Reply | More ]
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Daydreaming in class is bad advice. Who knows where the teacher was going with her review. Plus, it is disrespectful. [ Reply | More ]
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How old is your kid and what sort of grades does he usually get? [ Reply | More ]
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He's 9 and he gets all As except for Bs in writing. [ Reply | More ]
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I think telling him to daydream is a fine idea. In pubic schools, high stakes testing has made differentiated instruction impossible. If a kid tests a 1, they give up on him. If he's a 4, they ignore him. They can only afford to focus on getting the 2s to 3s. It's a serious problem. [ Reply | More ]
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Is he on the older or younger end of the class? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DS8 loves most sports and and recently made the #2 team on the travel baseball team in our area. The benefit of this is higher level of play and non-parent coaches, but I'm realizing I'm surrounded by parents who think their kids are going to MLB in 10 years. Plus, next year he would likely need to drop soccer in order to play baseball in the fall with his team. Not to mention, he actually feels bad bc he didn't make the top team. In your experience, what are the benefits of doing a "club/travel" level of sport versus just staying in rec. where it would be more relaxed and he'd feel more confident about his skills since he'd be one of the better players. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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26% of parents with a high school athlete are hoping there child will go pro. Of those parents with a high school education or less, 44% are hoping their child will become a professional athlete. It's a very real hope for many Americans. [ Reply | More ]
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Sad given that the % that actually go pro must be < 0.01% [ Reply | More ]
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Hope springs eternal. And still better odds than the hundreds of millions of people buying Powerball tickets. [ Reply | More ]
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Parental bragging rights. Parental fantasies of full scholarships to expensive universities. [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing. There are no advantages of travel teams. [ Reply | More ]
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I think his ability will get better because he's playing a lot more...but since I don't think a baseball career in his future, I wonder why it really matters unless maybe it just helps his self-confidence? [ Reply | More ]
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He will get better temporarily and then the truly gifted athletes will overtake him. [ Reply | More ]
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If he's having fun and you like doing the travel team, why not. But I wouldn't do it because you envision some future gain. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone ever transfer out of Hunter into a TT private for high school? If so, why? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Demographic reasons. [ Reply | More ]
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that's pretty racist. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Or classist. Signed, poor white mom. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. From Hunter to Trinity [ Reply | More ]
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Always a handful or two every year. From anecdotal observation (so not at all data driven), it's either to boarding school or, if a NYC day school, one that is more progressive - like Fieldston or Dalton. I don't know of any transferring to an equally academically pressured private HS like Collegiate, Brearley or Horace Mann but there probably have been some. [ Reply | More ]
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Sometimes kids go back to private. Girl went back to spence from hunter [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 7 weeks post partum and no desire for sex. How long did it take you? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My eldest is 6 and still am not 100% [ Reply | More ]
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^6 years old, that is [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Until I stopped nursing [ Reply | More ]
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I attacked DH the day of my six week pp check up. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol, you sure are helping. [ Reply | More ]
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We got told not to have sex during the last couple months because I was AMA and having a lot of Braxton Hicks. It had been a while! [ Reply | More ]
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Breastfeeding can kill the desire. [ Reply | More ]
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The first time I really wanted sex- I remember it clearly- my daughter was about 6 months old. [ Reply | More ]
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1st kid: 4 months. 2nd kid: a year. [ Reply | More ]
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are you nursing? if so, good luck. I am 6 months pp and rarely in the mood. It has gotten better now that we feed him solids. [ Reply | More ]
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What is the rush!? [ Reply | More ]
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oh god, I hate this answer. I wasn't in the mood but I missed fucking my husband. I did it 6 weeks pp and it hurt, tried again at 8 and it felt better . took a good 3 months to stop hurting. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My little DCs are only 5 and 8 and as of yesterday, they only have one grandparent left. It's so sad. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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And before you accuse me ... I am not a granny mom. [ Reply | More ]
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I was just going to say, "Cue the anti-granny mom trolls" [ Reply | More ]
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OP. I was 29 and 32 when I had them. Sometimes, people just die too young. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry for your loss. [ Reply | More ]
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I lost all my grandparents except for one when I was a child. Gave me the incentive to make sure to keep them memory of our own parents alive. DH's parents are deceased and never knew DD. We talk about them often with DD. [ Reply | More ]
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^^the memory, not them memory [ Reply | More ]
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Same. And that one grandparent was like the rock of our family. She ultimately died when I was 26. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: that was my age when my grandmother died! We loved her deeply. [ Reply | More ]
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Did GPs die young? [ Reply | More ]
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Two died young, one was elderly. My dad died when he was 69, my DH's mom died when she was in her mid 50s and his dad just died but he was 80. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh no. I'm sorry. Your DCS will be ok. But I feel for you and for them. [ Reply | More ]
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I never had any grandparents alive, and I never missed them either. Not trying to be rude, but you rarely miss what you never had. [ Reply | More ]
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Older DD will be so devastated. DH wants to tell her in person when he comes back home (he is now abroad where his dad lived). [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. But, she and her DH will miss their parents and what they know or envision might have been. It's a sucky break. [ Reply | More ]
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That was me. It wasn't until I had my own kids that I missed the grandparents I never had. [ Reply | More ]
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all my grandparents died when i was very young and i think it's given me really good coping skills. so it sucks, but there is a silver lining. [ Reply | More ]
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OP. I worry more about the older one - she is very sensitive and really feels the pain of others. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm so sorry. I never knew any of my 4 grandparents. My father's parents both died when my dad was a teen and my mother's parents lived into their 80s but lived in another country which we visited only once, when I was a preschooler. And they never visited us. [ Reply | More ]
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So sorry OP, my condolences. it's never easy. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry for your loss. All my grandparents had passed by the time I was 9/10. Sad of course, but that never really occurred to me as odd or misfortunate. Sounds cheesy but I'm sure the memories they have will last a lifetime. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Lawyer moms - what are the career prospects for a senior associate fired for cause (i.e. poor performance, dishonest billing, personality conflicts)? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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sounds like he/she is ready for a governmental position. possibly in politics. [ Reply | More ]
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A personality conflict is now a firing for cause? [ Reply | More ]
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Dishonest billings is not the same as the others. Personality conflicts happen. Poor performance? Usually not stated as such. NYS is an at-will, so it would be rare to fire anyone "for cause." You don't need cause. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^they generally offer to let person resign, and give time to look [ Reply | More ]
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That is a wide spectrum of offenses. What was it exactly and for how long had you been at the firm before you were let go? [ Reply | More ]
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This is HUGE range of completely un-relatable "offenses". You cannot generalize someone's chances based on such a range. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Just received a call from 5th Gr DS's teacher. Apparently, they were writing a history paper in class and he did not do it. She said it isn't her job to monitor the kids and that when it was time to collect the essay yesterday, he had three sentences down. DS is typically a great student though since January, DS has been slacking off much more. How would you handle? I'm very angry right now 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Who are you angry at? The teacher, ds or both? [ Reply | More ]
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DS!! Five days in class and nothing to show for it. WTH? [ Reply | More ]
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What are you angry about? [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Have DS sit down with you and DH tonight and read him the riot act. Should be a one time lesson. [ Reply | More ]
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"Try to do better next time." and move on. [ Reply | More ]
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Why is the teacher calling you about this? Is that typical? [ Reply | More ]
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Off topic a little, but that seems so stupid that the teacher would call home about that. Why not just chastise him for not doing the assignment, and give him the poor grade that comes along with it? Why would a teacher call home about this relatively minor behavioral lapse? (Minor as in... he isn't threatening another kid with a knife, or ripping up another kid's paper, etc) [ Reply | More ]
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It isn't her job to monitor the kids during an in class essay. You're not angry at her are you? [ Reply | More ]
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Really? Then what is her job during an in-class essay? [ Reply | More ]
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are you the OP. I am not the OR, but her job is to assign the essay and then grade the results. No way is her job to police whether kids are writing. [ Reply | More ]
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op/ I don't think it is her job. she told me the kids had FIVE days to write in class [ Reply | More ]
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i posted again below. Was there any guidance given on steps? 5 days to write in class without any project steps would be difficult for some 5th grades (my 5th grade DD included). [ Reply | More ]
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You don't think it's her job to at least monitor? She's the teacher. That said, it's not an excuse for ds to slack off. [ Reply | More ]
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You know a computer can assign the essay and grade the results, right? I'm really shocked to hear you say that a teacher has no responsibility while the kids are working. That's when s/he has the most responsibility, to see who is on track and who isn't. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't agree if this was a one day, one period essay. sometimes you need to see where a kid is all by himself. I don't think her job is down once she gets the results -- then she needs to conference with some kids, give specific feedback, etc. Here -- for a 5 day assignment -- I do agree with you. [ Reply | More ]
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Are YOU SERIOUS? Are you the mom who told her ADD kid to think about video games during class? [ Reply | More ]
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So she assigns them work in class so she can sit there picking her nose an not "monitoring"??? Great teaching. [ Reply | More ]
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I would be angry too, but the first thing I would do is calmly inform my kid of the call, inform that the natural consequence of turning in 3 sentences is likely a grade of an F and ask what happened? [ Reply | More ]
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I hope that I'd ask DS what the story was, and take it from there. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Sorry. Had to step away. I'm angry at DS (not the teacher!). I just don't understand. Teacher said they had FIVE days in class to write. So you wouldn't punish in any way? [ Reply | More ]
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I really think you need to talk to DS and see what he says. Back when I was in school, there was a big step up in expectation in 6th grade and I floundered -- totally getting an "N" on a longterm social studies project when I just didn't understand what was expected of me. 6th grade was my worst year academically. I think 5th is the new 6th for kids these days. Was there any breakdown in what they were supposed to do each day or was the assignment just to write a history paper? [ Reply | More ]
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Find out why he's been slacking off. Has he been acting up at home? [ Reply | More ]
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You didn't say five days in the original post... [ Reply | More ]
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I am Asian so you can imagine I am very hard on my kids. But in this case, I would seriously doubt something wrong with the teacher. If the students were writing the essay in class for 5 days, how is it possible that the teacher did not know dc had trouble with it and did not offer help? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What NYC schools have a squash program? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] So, if you have the choice of sending your kid to Hunter HS or a TT private HS like HM, Trinity or Collegiate, is it worth it to spend the $ to send to the TT private? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It depends on what you and your kids want. My dd was in Hunter and ds in one of the private you mentioned. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DOE spends $21K per student in NYC. Can someone propose a tax refund to private school parents who don't use the public schools? 57 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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As soon as you line up no cops if you have your own bodyguard. [ Reply | More ]
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No, [ Reply | More ]
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Education is a universal benefit. [ Reply | More ]
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“Public education does not exist for the benefit of students or the benefit of their parents. It exists for the benefit of the social order. We have discovered as a species that it is useful to have an educated population. You do not need to be a student or have a child who is a student to benefit from public education. Every second of every day of your life, you benefit from public education. So let me explain why I like to pay taxes for schools, even though I don't personally have a kid in school: It's because I don't like living in a country with a bunch of stupid people.” [ Reply | More ]
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^John Green [ Reply | More ]
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Whoever John Green is he is probably a social liberal asswipe. Who probably also cheats on his taxes. So don't quote his stupidity here. [ Reply | More ]
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Can someone propose a tax refund to people who are childfree? [ Reply | More ]
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Nice [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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And who don't use welfare? Who never go to libraries? Who don't ride on certain roads or bridges? Whose houses have never caught fire? [ Reply | More ]
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So long as you don't mind getting mugged by a 13 yo who is spending his days not in school. [ Reply | More ]
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School tax did not ever stop 1 delinquent from committing whatever crime he/she was slated to commit. School does not stop kids form being criminals. [ Reply | More ]
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Child-free people can afford to pay the taxes, but parents with children can not afford to pay double for both private and public. [ Reply | More ]
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What a stupid, stupid, stupid rationale for your self-important proposal. [ Reply | More ]
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Tuition vouchers is the solution. [ Reply | More ]
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np - How in the world would vouchers help? [ Reply | More ]
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everyone can choose public or private [ Reply | More ]
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Cue the white flight. [ Reply | More ]
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+a zillion - TERRIBLE logic [ Reply | More ]
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since private tuition costs extra and you can't seem to "pay" both then i guess you should consider public your only option [ Reply | More ]
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irrelevant. It is not your business what they can or cannot afford. they have no kids and therefore they cost the state less because their kids will not be a burden on public school system. People who think like you are idiots! State tax is divided between school tax and other taxes. it is not fair for a lot of groups to pay school tax when they don't use "the school". [ Reply | More ]
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Then don't have children if you can't afford to pay for them. [ Reply | More ]
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This so much. And I have kids. [ Reply | More ]
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People,who go to private subsidize people who go to public. If you do not like it get out of .manhattan [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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it's like this everywhere. This isn't special. [ Reply | More ]
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Since the public schools are black and hispanic and the private schools are white, isn't such a proposal Racist? [ Reply | More ]
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Same reasoning as to why there are no refunds for residents without kids, no refunds for people who don't drive or use cabs or put any wear and tear on roads, no refunds for people who don't use the subway. Public education benefits everyone. [ Reply | More ]
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My DC goes to private, and this is a terrible idea. Do people who don't have school-age kids get a refund too? Private is a choice. [ Reply | More ]
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They want to accelerate the wealth divide. They think that so long as they are among the wealthy, living in a third world country wouldn't be so bad. They would be able to get even cheaper labor and have the driver they always wanted but never thought they could splurge on, plus an extra housekeeper or two [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Public schools in Sweden are teaching the newly arrived Muslim refugees how to be snipers, providing them with sniper rifles and everything. [ Reply | More ]
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That's very little and I doubt that number is correct. Most OECD countries spend about $50k per year per student. [ Reply | More ]
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No. [ Reply | More ]
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I am in the camp of voting for vouchers. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry but what? And does this per-pupil figure include SN school tuition or just gen ed kids? [ Reply | More ]
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SN families can apparently sue the DOE and get reimbursed for private. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, because the DOE is required to teach all children, and if the current system cannot help certain SN children, they are required to provide an alternative educated to those children. The DOE decides it is cheaper to reimburse certain segments of the population rather than change the system to meet the needs of some children. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes but SN schools are private schools so the taxpayers are paying for private school parents' tuitions. [ Reply | More ]
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Right. Agree with this. But that doesn't translate to people whose children CAN be educated in the schools but simply choose not to (i.e. non-SN private goers). [ Reply | More ]
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Well, yes. That is my point. Sometimes the per-pupil figure includes what the DOE pays for private SN school tuitions and sometimes it doesn't. Which figure is the OP using? [ Reply | More ]
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+100000000 [ Reply | More ]
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Np, I do not want to comment on OP's proposal But OP does demonstrate why it is a bad idea for Manhattan to welcome Muslim refugees. Refugees from certain Muslim countries have four children. So if you assume one wage earner in the family paying ten thousand a year in taxes and four kids in school, you have 80 thousand a year in cost and ten thousand a year in rax revenue [ Reply | More ]
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These Muslim immigrants cost taxpayers money, they are net tax eaters, On top of that, the more Muslims move to Manhattan the more anti terrorism police we have to hire. Overall if we follow Hillary's plan and accept more Muslims our taxes will go up to pay for them. [ Reply | More ]
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Should we also not let in any Mormons? Catholics that follow church teachings on BC? [ Reply | More ]
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Mormons pay more in taxes than Muslims [ Reply | More ]
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And a lot have 10 plus kids. [ Reply | More ]
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You mean all those kids who grow up, go to college, get decent paying jobs that put lots of tax dollars into the system? [ Reply | More ]
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yeah and I dont drive so I'd like my taxes reduced.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:42 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:43 PM Flag
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You know, we're living in a society! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:43 PM Flag
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Republicans care nothing about creating a functional society. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:49 PM Flag
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that's for damn sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:59 PM Flag
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I saw this in a post below. My response is same/similar: public school benefits everyone. I don't mind paying taxes for public school. The same argument about a refund could be raised by childfree people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:46 PM Flag
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^^whoops, someone said something similar above about childfree people! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:46 PM Flag
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Its been tried and failed miserably and repeatedly. Too many special interest groups are lobbying against it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:47 PM Flag
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Where exactly was it "tried". It's bullshit, FYI. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:59 PM Flag
[ - ] how come no one talks about the school at columbia on here? Any thoughts? thanks 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:33 PM Flag
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what school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:40 PM Flag
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the k-8 school .That is its name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:42 PM Flag
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It's called 'The K-8 School'? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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No, it's called the School at Columbia University [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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It's called the school at columbia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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Never heard of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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Sounds made up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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i have a dc there. what are your questions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:43 PM Flag
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I'd love your thoughts. Are you happy there? Do you think the education is good? Thoughts on facilities, teachers. How does it compare to other schools? Does it lean more progressive? Any and all thoughts appreciated! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:50 PM Flag
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because so many slots are reserved for those affiliated with the university? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:57 PM Flag
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np - I don't know what their admissions rules are now, but when they started, it was half faculty/affiliation and half community from D3 and D5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 07:00 PM Flag
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^^A lottery for the community kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 07:00 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm not really on UB much, so this is a serious question. How likely is it that my normal, white, average dc can get into a very good private school like Ethical Culture with financial aid? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:30 PM Flag
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ONLY if there were limited diversity students applying that year and if pigs flew...look out the window....are there pigs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:32 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:34 PM Flag
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So silly. DC;s grade (not EC) has exactly 10% non-white students. You are competing against the normal, white, exceptional dc's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:35 PM Flag
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Yes, but given a choice between minority student of average ability and white student of average ability schools will kiss minority ass and pick their child over yours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:36 PM Flag
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FA is not just for minority applicants. That said, it's incredibly hard to get into privates and becomes even harder if you need FA. Apply and see what happens. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:37 PM Flag
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If white, very unlikely. You should have banged a black dude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:42 PM Flag
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More white families on FA - give me a break [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:50 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD: Ina loveless and sexless marriage for decades and in love with my boss for most of that time , never contemplated the possibility of having affair just in love with him, my boss and I are traveling next week to a conference , should I try to seduce him? He seem stop be quite nice to me an throughout the years without flirting have comment on my beauty and intelligence....I have not have sex in 10 years , BTW he is widower 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:29 PM Flag
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*In a- *seems to be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:30 PM Flag
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Go for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:30 PM Flag
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Why don't you leave Dh first? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:34 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:39 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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You don't shit where you eat. Having sex with your boss will change dynamic between two of you and may make your life at the office uncomfortable when you return to daily routine.. I do not consider your Dh when I post this because you are a single person, living with a roommate, as far as I am concerned. More than 2 years without sexual relations between spouses, makes them eligible for finding sex outside of that joke of a marriage. Provided the lack of sex is not due to someone's illness or inability, of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:35 PM Flag
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I would definitely go for it! Your husband has already emotionally left you. At worst, your boss will see your advances as a complement. At best, well... it sounds like a mutually beneficial arrangement. I would make sure you start out slow in the seduction: cute short black dress, and evening glass of wine. Open up about your husband's lack of performance. Let him make the move to invite you back to his room. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:40 PM Flag
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Not your boss. You think you're in love with him because of the power dynamic. Does he have a wife and kids or has he just been a lonely bachelor all these years? Seriously though, if you think your self esteem has taken a battering, just wait until he is indifferent to you after the fact...and maybe even avoids you, lest you get the wrong idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:47 PM Flag
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She said he's a widower. The boss is fair game. And her husband abdicated his role! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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I missed that but the rest of what I said still applies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:57 PM Flag
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If you can afford to lose both your job and your husband in the next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:47 PM Flag
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Her husband is a loser. No loss there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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Maybe he is the breadwinner though. Can she afford it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:57 PM Flag
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No. DON'T do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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My boss is a widower too. Are you in NYC? I'm single [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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Leave your DH first so you know it is the right choice. You don't want to get involved with your boss who may think it is a no strings attached affair. Were you single, you would both be on even territory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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why did you stay in a loveless and sexless marriage for decades? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 07:00 PM Flag
[ - ] I live in Cambridge, MA. I normally shovel for my elderly neighbor immediately beside me if they doesn't beat me to it. Found out my other neighbor a few doors down has had cancer for years (he's mid 70s), and his immediate neighbors who are the same age as me never shovel for them. What is wrong with people? Would you just go shovel for them? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:25 PM Flag
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Do you feel all the homeless and hungry in Cambridge? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:29 PM Flag
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you are a good person, they are assholes...what is your question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:29 PM Flag
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Did they know he has cancer? Was he bed written? My neighbor is in his 70s and he shuffles my sidewalk and will freak if I shoveled his. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:30 PM Flag
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YES! You are awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:30 PM Flag
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You just found out yet are sure that they knew? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:43 PM Flag
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I would, yes. You don't know the circumstances of the other neighbors. Maybe they work such long hours they are too tired to want to help out by shoveling for other people. Maybe they are the oblivious type and don't notice when a neighbor didn't shovel his or her walkway. Maybe they dislike the neighbor intensely, for good reason. Maybe they themselves are ill. Shovel for him if you want to be nice, but don't read into why someone else didn't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:48 PM Flag
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It's nice of you to help but it's certainly not anyone else's duty to do so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:49 PM Flag
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How many kids do you have and how many hours do you work each week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 06:49 PM Flag
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