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[ - ] Every so often that pro-charter school spammers post something that reveals themselves to be 24 year olds who don't really know anything about being parents. They just did it again! Here's the quote, that a mother of a current Kindergartener supposed knows about every single child in the entire grade: "All the kids who were there 6 months ago are still there. I know they are special ed because they have a special ed teacher who they see on a regular basis." But no parent would know which kids saw special ed teachers regularly, especially the ones not even in their 5 year old's class! Oops! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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Why would a 24 yo come here and spam about this. What are you talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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I have no horse in this race AND I detest SA (just throwing that out there). That said, of COURSE all the parents know which teachers are the Special Ed teachers and yes, in their 5 year olds classrooms. Seriously?? I think you need to find something stronger than that to debunk this person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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This. Op is an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
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OP is saying the SA spammer knows who all the SN dcs are. Not likely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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I have a child in first grade, and I am well aware who the "special ed" kids are. I hear about it from dd and I've witnessed it myself when I've volunteered in the classroom, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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I agree. Eva's spammers are very obvious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you read Slate? Except for Dear Prudence, the entire site sounds like its written by college sophomores. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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I love Dear Prudence. And Auntie E on Elle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I guess I will post since I want to talk about this but have no one to talk about as it's a shameful subject. An online anonymous board is probably the best place for this and since the topic is infamous on this board, I may provide some people with some insight. My 27yo son is currently in state prison serving a 35-year sentence (he's only eligible for parole at 35 years, but we were told to expect that he could be in for life) for the crimes of raping two women when he was 24 and 25 years old. He did not go to trial as he admitted guilt immediately and no one in my social circle, aside from one close friend, is aware that my son is in prison. Any questions? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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Wow. What's your HHI? You and DH's level of education? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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so sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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Where did he go to college? [ Reply | More ]
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Were you aware he was a bad seed? Any early signs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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OMG FAKE. this entire board has turned into some rape obsessed pit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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As the parent of someone who was raped, I have little to zero consideration for family members of rapists. None. So no questions here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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Fake. [ Reply | More ]
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Which facility? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Do people STILL believe that boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls because of societal expectations? People. there are innate brain differences between boys and girls. Even male MONKEYS prefer trucks. Whereas their sisters prefer dolls. I doubt the monkeys are responding to societal pressure. Lmfao. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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That's an interesting study with the monkeys. Can you post a link? I'd like to read that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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I don't beleve this but I do believe that society has differentiated the genders more than in the past. The idea of girl and boy toy aisles, clothing, etc is SO much more pronounced than it was 30-40 years ago and I think there's more pressure today for a girl who doesn't necessarily only want to be the girly-girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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^^When I said 'I don't believe this' I meant that I DO agree that there are vast innate differences between boys and girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] What day do the private K (non sibs) come out? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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Next Friday (2/6) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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Feb. 6 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Not pregnant. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sorry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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Have a drink! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
[ - ] The cost savings at Basis are extraordinary. My friends that send their children to Dalton say they are solicited all the time to donate, and there is in implicit threat that if they do not donate, Dalton will make sure that the families that donate get better college placement 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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Idiot, no one with money will choose Basis over Dalton! [ Reply | More ]
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OK but if DH can not afford Dalton, Basis is a good choice for DD [ Reply | More ]
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Hi Basis spammer!! Now if your school had full-page NYTimes ads like Avenues, you would have something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:09 PM Flag
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So why wouldn't they go to a PUBLIC school, where their donations don't matter? Why would they pay lots of money for a not very good, unproven private school that is just starting? Because their kids can't get into a decent public? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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ding ding ding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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What's Basis? Not kidding, just never heard of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] People in Iraq cheer for the American Sniper 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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Moviegoers in Baghdad were on the edge of their seats while watching “American Sniper” — as the controversial war drama thrilled audiences in Iraq, where much of the film is set. “When the sniper was hesitating to shoot [the child holding the RPG in the film’s first scene], everyone was yelling, ‘Just shoot him!’” Gaith Mohammed told the Global Post, adding that his theater was packed. “Some people watching were just concentrating, but others were screaming, ‘F-ck, shoot him! He has an IED, don’t wait for permission!!’” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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They get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Similar to the Climate March: would you attend a Vaccination March in NYC, the goal of which would be to lobby for the end of "personal belief" and religious exemptions? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:00 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
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No. [ Reply | More ]
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absolutely not. [ Reply | More ]
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no, i could get infected there. [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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would you, op? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 2 days past my due date. I have like 50 size 0-3 month onesies, 50 in size 3-6, 25 in size 6-9. Is this too much crap? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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Whoa. Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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How much do I need of each? [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have laundry in your unit or do you send it out/have to go downstairs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:05 PM Flag
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Downstairs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:05 PM Flag
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Then maybe 7 of each? Don't open the rest of each size unless you are trapped in apartment with no help and can't do laundry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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I would say 4 of each if you had in unit laundry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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My friend told me with all the blowouts they can go through 7 per day? I should also add I'm a single mom so no dh to help out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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Your friend is being overly dramatic. If you are a single Mom, spend less $ on clothing and use that $ for a cleaning lady to do laundry, or other help to cook/clean/take care of baby while you nap. This is too much stuff and clutter for a NYC apartment. More to organize; more to get rid of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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And good luck. Having a new baby is not easy, even with a partner. If you feel yourself getting overwhelmed, put the baby in the crib and give yourself a time out for a minute. You will do great and get through it! I would try to hire part-time help if you can at all afford it. You have to go back to work at some point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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dont open all those 0-3. what if your baby is 8 lbs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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He is supposed to be 9 pounds. Doesn't 0-3 go up to 12 pounds? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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If he's 9 lbs, he will be 12 in no time. you won't need 50 of this size! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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My son was almost 10 lbs and was 21 1/2 inches long and still wore some 0-3 months, not all sizing is created equal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:05 PM Flag
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waaaaay too much crap. Why do you have so much?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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I bought a bunch of stuff, and then got way more gifts than I expected to get! I didn't realize I have so many friends lol [ Reply | More ]
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It's even odds that your baby won't ever wear 0-3 months. Just return it all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:02 PM Flag
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My god return or donate. Wtf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:00 PM Flag
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Why do you have 50? What a waste of $$$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you personally know any anti-vaxxers? I know two. I've stopped trying to talk sense into them. DT NYC private, by the way. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:56 PM Flag
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Yes, my brother is an anti vaxer. It's especially awful because I am a medical student. I can't discuss it with him without it escalating into a blow out. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, that's a hard one. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes and I could care less. To each his own IMO - I know UB disagrees. [ Reply | More ]
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You could care less that your kids can get measles cause these maniacs have reduced herd immunity with their erroneous beliefs [ Reply | More ]
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I know one family who dated for #2. #1 autistic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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Dated? [ Reply | More ]
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I think they meant delayed - some people opt for the vax spread out over a longer period of time than standard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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Delayed (autocorrect) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:05 PM Flag
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Delaying seems fine. [ Reply | More ]
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Ah ok thanks. So they blame the older kids autism on vax? [ Reply | More ]
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why do private schools have to allow anti vaxers in? [ Reply | More ]
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THIS I want to know! [ Reply | More ]
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Not that I know of. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I do, even worse, he is a doc [ Reply | More ]
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Please out this doctor! [ Reply | More ]
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Np. Dr Oz's wife is an anti vaxer. He disagrees with her but let's her have the final say with the kids. [ Reply | More ]
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he is well known [ Reply | More ]
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In what specialty? Pediatrics? Dr. Cohen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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naturopath [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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not in NY [ Reply | More ]
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Naturopaths are not doctors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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Yes. I know several. One family was kicked out of our pre-school for refusing to vax. They are now in public and are using a bogus religious exemption. And one family home schools since they seem to know how to do everything better than everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
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At least they are keeping their kids inside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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My dad. He pleaded with me to not vaccinate my dd. He's kind of a wackadoo in general though, so I wasn't surprised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:14 PM Flag
[ - ] How many vacation/personal days do you offer your nanny? She will have 8 federal holidays and there will be at least two weeks a year where my husband and I take the kids on vacation and don't need her. How much vacation time of her choosing should I offer, is one week too little? What about personal/sick days? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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One week and 3 personal/sick is fine, just let her know well in advance when you will be away. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you serious? Only one week vacation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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Two weeks vacation is standard. It could be one of her choosing and one of yours. You both have to give each other ample notice of vacations [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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I would tell her that she gets off any weeks you are away, the 8 holidays, plus 5 days of her choosing that she can take for illness, vacation, appointments, whatever. That is plenty of time off. [ Reply | More ]
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Three weeks vacation (1 of her choice, 1 of our choice and a week between Christmas and New Year's. And 10 federal holidays. She ends up getting of more time off as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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at least 1 week of her choice [ Reply | More ]
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Nanny: I don't get vacation paid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] The Vanderbilt rapist looks likes Kim Jong Un, just less fat. http://www.people.com/article/vanderbilt-rape-trial-jury-convicts 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The other inmates are going to have a field day with him [ Reply | More ]
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Zzzzz [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Wait.... NYC public schools allow children you are NOT vaccinated??? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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Yes. I emailed citywide and they said they allow unvaccinated children. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG. Great, now should I rethink public? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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Not unless you are thinking of homeschooling...privates let them in also. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok, seriously? You understand that by the time your child goes to school they will have had their vax right?? So, what's the problem with them being around non-vax kids?? [ Reply | More ]
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If she has a newborn, it's a huge problem.. [ Reply | More ]
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oh please - why not just put all the kids in hermetically sealed bubbles and let them walk around like that! [ Reply | More ]
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this plus three million [ Reply | More ]
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Here's the response I got: "If you are requesting your child to be exempt you must obtain a medical exempt or religious exempt form. If neither apply unfortunately your child must be immunized before the exclusion date as per the regulations. If we know the date of the appointment we can work with you to not exclude your child from class. Hope this helps." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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For religious reasons? [ Reply | More ]
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You have to get a variance but yes, a child may attend NYC Public schools without being vaccinated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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So do privates. I know unvaccinated kids who are at ECFS after attending a very sought after private preschool. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it state law that prices have to allow non-vax kids? [ Reply | More ]
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<<<that should read privates, not prices. [ Reply | More ]
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Our private school doesn't allow them. Private schools make up their own rules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Search function isnt working!!! How can I find out opinions of private schools for boys on UB - I really need your opinions on TT and the rest. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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the only comment I can remember is 'noone gets into town'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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Search function never works. Go to search filters, do ny schools, and scroll scroll scroll. You'll find nothing helpful but can perhaps allay your anxiety. Ultimately, you should go with your gut--they all will have strong advocates and criticisms. [ Reply | More ]
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this is the consensus: Collegiate, St. Bernards, St. Davids, Buckley, Allen-Stevensen, Browning. Waspy types might pick St. B over Collegiate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:11 PM Flag
[ - ] PSA: The women agonizing over FC letters to their #2 school, when they would prefer to wait for more info from their #1 school, are ridiculous. Life doesn't work based on perfect information. You rarely get to make the "optimal" decision. Everything in life is about making imperfect decisions based on partial information. If stuff like this kills you, I can tell you don't work in a high powered career that calls for constant decision-making under uncertainty (eg trading, surgery, etc). Perfect should not stand in the way of "good enough". Just make a decision and MOVE ON. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Thanks, goddess of incomplete knowledge. I'm quite good at uncertainty, but we are not talking medicine (which is my job) but the next 13 years of my child's education. Both are important, but k admissions feels more arbitrary and human controlled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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are you mddrama mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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op: I work in finance and make daily decisions involving the investment of tens of millions of dollars. Dh is an er doctor. It took us 5 minutes of discussion to make a decision about where to FC. We haven't thought about that decision since, let alone engage in endless hand wringing. it is not that big of a decision. Water finds its level. There is a lid for every pot. Our dc will be fine and happy at any of the schools we looked at. And if she isn't? We can change that too. You seem to believe the idea that K decisions somehow determine outcomes for 13 years (or longer if you are thinking it bears on hyp). Get real [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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This. I don't get people who revisit and agonize and second guess and make everything into a big drama. Few things can't be fixed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.29.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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