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[ - ] I went public thinking later my DD would go private, but now I'm worried. If she isn't a stellar student (3s not 4s), do a stand a chance of getting her into a top private in like 3rd or 4th grade? i know public grades really don't count until grade 4, but we are thinking will will want to switch her before middle school--so it really doesn't matter in terms of other public schools, only how it will look to privates. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I mean this in the nicest possible way. If your dc is getting 3's in public, which is just meeting standards, not above, why do you think she should go to an environment like a top private? [ Reply | More ]
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This. In many TT privates, she would be counseled out if she couldn't keep up. But the question to me is WHY is she getting 3s and not 4s. If she isn't handing in homework, etc, she can grow out of that. [ Reply | More ]
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i see what you're saying. but it's so early to judge and public schools are actually more rigorous and into grading in early years. i was a late bloomer and ended up in all advanced classes myself, but deemed bright but not exceptionally so in elementary school. [ Reply | More ]
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There are different privates for every kind of learner. Why would you want your dc to be in a "top private" if she is not a top student? Find a school (public or private) where she can shine and grow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:53 PM Flag
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she's only in kindergarten now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:01 PM Flag
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oh geez. You have a long road ahead of you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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Then you have a few years to let this develop, You really can't know anything about what kind of student she''ll be until later. [ Reply | More ]
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ok thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone heard from HM Nursery/Pre-K? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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not me. someone posted on here yesterday that they said by EOB friday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:29 PM Flag
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Thank you. What is EOB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:32 PM Flag
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end of business day [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's the appropriate way to get in touch with alumni through linkedin if she works in the company you are interested? Should I say that I am interested in the opportunities in your company? Or should I just say I would like to chat with her about the career advice in general? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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you should write a thoughtful note explaining why you reached out and where you are at career wise that doesn't sound like you tossed it off in 5 seconds and are sending to a billion others. say what you find about her path compelling and what about her career you find exceptional. [ Reply | More ]
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This is someone you've never spoken to or met? Definitely the latter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is Selena Gomez on my radio? I get she is really pretty. But lots of girls are really pretty. She can't sing at all. It's painful to listen to. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:59 PM Flag
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Some status being a Disney alum. That's about it I agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:01 PM Flag
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Vapid pop stars without staying power have been fed to us for decades. If they see a package that has the potential to sell well, even if that ends up being only briefly, they will go for it and we'll hear it on the radio. If everyone agrees she's boring, she'll fade away soon enough like everyone else and we'll only see her showing up to events trying to keep her profile up, even if no one's buying her music anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:12 PM Flag
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Yes, she will be nowhere in 5 years. It's sad really. [ Reply | More ]
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If she's lucky maybe she'll get a sitcom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:22 PM Flag
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It's all a money game. Sadly the kids, and they are kids, don't realize that. No one tells them that it will be over in 5 years. Then they turn into drug addicts. [ Reply | More ]
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I think 1 direction was the first time I literally watched it play out, knowing exactly what would happen from years 1-5. It was like clockwork when one of them decided to leave the group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:20 PM Flag
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Actually, I like the song "Same Old Love" and some of the other recent ones she's done. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it that horrible one about wanting to look "great" for ya, 'great' for ya, 'great for ya'? She does not seem to use her lips to form the words. Worst song ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:51 PM Flag
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Yes. She sings about dressing up in skin tight clothes to show him she's proud to be his. Ugh. As a mom of girls, she annoys me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:59 PM Flag
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As a mother of boys... she annoys me. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:04 PM Flag
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Common ground. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:15 PM Flag
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Disney is a machine. She was a child actress who could SORT of sing. So they went with it. It's like the old Hollywood System. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Baking Q. I'm somewhere without cake pans and will be making round cakes in disposable 9" aluminum pans. Will they be OK or will the insulation make the cake too domed? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:45 PM Flag
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all will be well. enjoy the cakes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:49 PM Flag
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OK. Thanks. Web search seems to indicate the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:54 PM Flag
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I used to have padded strips of fabric that you soaked and wrapped around cake pans to make the cakes bake more evenly and not have that dome. You could get the same effect by setting the pan in a water bath. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:05 PM Flag
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But don't the cake pans float? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:11 PM Flag
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Not with batter in them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:16 PM Flag
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But isn't it linke a boat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:29 PM Flag
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You can saw a cake flat with a bread knife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:20 PM Flag
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Might do that. But hate the inefficiency! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:29 PM Flag
[ - ] We need more light posts in the morning. Do you like Fig Newtons? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:16 PM Flag
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Not really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:18 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:18 PM Flag
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It's all the fat and calories of a cookie but none of the yumminess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:19 PM Flag
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My DC love them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:19 PM Flag
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Yum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:25 PM Flag
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They're okay, but I'd much rather just have figs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:28 PM Flag
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If it's not chocolate, it's not dessert. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:31 PM Flag
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Cheesecake! Fruit pies. Key lime mousse. Man, could go on. Actually don't prefer chocolate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:46 PM Flag
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Chocolate cheesecake, chocolate pie! That's better! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:30 PM Flag
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Only if there is nothing else around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:32 PM Flag
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I only eat cookies I make from scratch. grocery products contain soybean oil. So no, I do not like them, Sam I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:34 PM Flag
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You sound fun. :) jk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:41 PM Flag
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*eye roll* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:47 PM Flag
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Do you ever just want a cookie and grab one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:00 PM Flag
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Not unless I know the ingredients. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:06 PM Flag
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I really want to like them. The idea is so enticing: soft doughy cookie wrapped around dried fruit. But they're always disappointing. Love real Italian fig cookies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:38 PM Flag
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yes I do and I always forget that I like them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:41 PM Flag
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I'll eat them and enjoy them but will not seek them out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:43 PM Flag
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I hate them with a passion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:02 PM Flag
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Really? Why so intensely. They are benign enough. [ Reply | More ]
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np: I hate them as well. Those gritty little seeds. The cake that seems to have a weird off-taste. You couldn't pay me to eat one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:08 PM Flag
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I have a bunch of them that came with my year's emergency food supply for a family of 4. They're packaged to last for 20 years or something. I keep a few in the car with my jumper cables and hothands packets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:15 PM Flag
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Where do you get an emergency food supply for a year for 4 pp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:22 PM Flag
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emergency essentials is one place online. Run by mormons. I went through a phase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:26 PM Flag
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I see. Lol. I wonder if I should stock stuff? Hmm. No. It would probably go bad before I use it and I don't really have the $$ to waste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:29 PM Flag
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It really depends on the space you have, but I bought mine like 8 years ago. I'm still using it nearly every day. It's meant not to go bad for years and years and years. At the very least, I always have dehydrated skim milk. We don't drink it a lot since my kids are older, but If I need some for a recipe or even just to serve with coffee, I shake some up in a water bottle and I have a little milk on demand. I also use the dehydrated vegetables in soups. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:33 PM Flag
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A bit greasy, but I do like fresh and dried figs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:28 PM Flag
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Barf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:43 PM Flag
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They would be better if they were a little less sweet, and if they were able to somehow do something about the seeds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:16 PM Flag
[ - ] The Scholastic Writing Awards recently came out. Almost all NYC private and public schools are on the list and participate in this competition. Hunter had 300 winners. In terms of absolute numbers and by percentage (compared to places like Stuy), Hunter clearly produces the NYC's best writers. No other private or public even comes close: https://nycscholasticawards.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/ny001w-2016-winners-list-by-school1.pdf 112 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Will you just cut this out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:07 PM Flag
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cut what out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:11 PM Flag
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Hunter kids did very well in this competition, but I promise you that the privates do not really encourage participation in the kinds of events. My kid made it all the way through TT as an aspiring writer and I never HEARD of this competition. They are far more concerned about their core curriculum. I think publics push these competitions to differentiate the kids. So congratulations, but your binary conclusion that "Hunter clearly produces NYC's best writers" based on one year results from a voluntary competition is simplistic and absurd. [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly. DD is at Brearley and they don't even tell them about this. One or two kids with pushy moms figure it out to pad college resumes, which is maybe useful but not related to intelligence or school quality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:19 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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interesting...Townsend Harris is not on that list -- do they not compete or did not have any winners? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:13 PM Flag
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The non-Asians get to shine!!! While there are many Asians on the list, it seems that non-Asians did better in something. Usually these lists are all about the Asians. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, they are! I love that there are lots of Asians at Hunter. They lift up my kids (who are not Asian) with their hard work, intelligence and niceness. [ Reply | More ]
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I was just thinking how nice it is that we don't see Chinese, Korean or Japanese poor people living on welfare, getting obese and their kids joining drug gangs. Why can't we have more poor people like that? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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You never heard of the Chinese mafia? Under which rock have you been living? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:43 PM Flag
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Sure, of course, despicably crazy Asian RM. You must be a twin sister of a math counts poster. Hi Mrs Zhou! You just can't stop, can you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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Paranoid retard alert [ Reply | More ]
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Hi Mrs Zhou! Since when are you white now? [ Reply | More ]
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ASIAN RACIST ALERT!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:54 PM Flag
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You ought to get some psychiatric help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:18 PM Flag
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Asians cheat on Scholastic by submitting work either entirely written or heavily edited by professionally trained creative writing tutors. That's why there are so many winners. [ Reply | More ]
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I know. You really ought to do something about all that cheating. They're still getting into Harvard and everything. Maybe write the president and your governor and Congress people. Picketing and occupying places always great ideas, too. [ Reply | More ]
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Hunter is not the best school but it does have the brightest students. [ Reply | More ]
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Couldn't the argument be made that it is the best school because it has the brightest students? Your implication is that they would do better somewhere else. I doubt that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:48 PM Flag
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They would learn more somewhere else, not do better somewhere else. The teaching is very uneven. Many teachers want the kids to parrot back what they have heard. I have many friends with kids in Hunter. [ Reply | More ]
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It appears though that it doesn't have the brightest parents. In fact all these bragging "Hunter is Da best" posts, categorizing kids, while outing and ridiculing "low performers" in high level competitions, are disturbing. This unhinged Asian racist mom has to stop. [ Reply | More ]
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I was not impressed with their college matriculation and turned down a spot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:48 PM Flag
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Yeah, OK. Whose is better? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:54 PM Flag
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my kid's burb public for one…did you see their profile? not impressive considering it's a self selective group. Skidmore, Rutgers, 9/225 to Harvard and 3 to Princeton not that impressive. My kids NYC burb HS has better stats [ Reply | More ]
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Which burb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:21 PM Flag
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First of all, the graduating class is not 225. Is more like 170. Second, 9 also got places at Yale. That is more than 5 percent of the class. I doubt if there are many schools, if any, that get more than 10 percent of their students into Harvard and/or Yale. You should check out these lists, which arefairly old; things have even got better for Hunter since these lists were made. http://webreprints.djreprints.com/wsj_tuition_040104.pdf http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-COLLEGE0711-sort.html The best suburban school -- Roslyn on Long Island -- is way down, as is the much-lauded Stuyvesant. I suggest your kid's suburban public is probably way down the list as well. Time to wise up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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Brearley got 9 out of 50-55 kids into Harvard last year. I am sure Hunter has Ivy legacies as well. [ Reply | More ]
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That must be a fluke because they only had 22 for the last five years altogether. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:31 PM Flag
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Can you link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:31 PM Flag
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You must be kidding. Hunter is by far the best public school as far as acceptance at the best collages, and is only beaten by a few private schools (Brearley is one I can think of.) And you have to remember that the private school kids have the advantage of many more legacies as well as daddy offering money to build a new gym block. On a level playing field, Hunter beats them all. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't agree, sorry. Crappy arts program, crappy AP scores, not that great college matriculation…sorry not everyone agrees [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:03 PM Flag
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Didn't Hunter get voted as the saddest school with most unhappy students? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:19 PM Flag
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Sure. "Beats them"! Hurray! Way to go, Mrs Zhou! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:47 PM Flag
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Reality check. How many parents at Brearley do you really think have the money and actually paid the school years before their kid graduates high school in the hopes that it matters? Spend millions of dollars? Buy a gym? Really? Why is this every public school mom's fall back position? They had the highest percentage of merit scholarship winners in the city and one of tghe toughest and best curriculums but I am sure that had nothing to do with it 9 kids out of 53 going to Harvard.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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+ 1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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Shut up, gullible Asian RM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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Hunter has the most tiger kids who compete for every meaningless badge that there is. Half the smart kids can't be bothered with things like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:49 PM Flag
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This x1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:51 PM Flag
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Sorry your kids are slow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 12:55 PM Flag
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Ad hominem strikes again! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:01 PM Flag
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That's not ad hominem. Maybe if you or your kid has gone to Hunter, you'd know that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:25 PM Flag
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Well rounded not slow. Don't care if he's a genius, EQ matters more. [ Reply | More ]
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S.L.O.W. [ Reply | More ]
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Yup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:06 PM Flag
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And how exactly do you know that? Sounds like jealously because your kids are not there and winning these prizes. My kids are there and i can tell you your impression is not true. Overall, it is a pretty relaxed, non-competitive place. And I am talking about both the elementary and high schools. Time to take your tiger tales somewhere else. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh please, we had a kid there and this is just ridiculously false. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:33 PM Flag
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It is a competitive place. Not every kid there is competitive and some kids are so competitive that they don't even think of themselves as competitive. It is a school where kids know what other kids got on tests. [ Reply | More ]
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My kid knows, too, and he's not at Hunter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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They'll all make nice little lawyers when they grow up. Be stuck in a soulless profession and rue the day they were born. That's my take on this stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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I know about ten adults who went to Hunter. One lawyer. Two run large nonprofits, one works at a nonprofit, one high up at Amazon, one Professor, one finance guy, two SAHMs, and one works in government. [ Reply | More ]
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No way, dude. All the hunter kids I know, except my long time friend who's a perpetual Peter pan, have really great careers. Speech writer to Clinton and Gore, Hollywood screenwriter, novelists, attorney general, public policymaker, professors, doctors. Really smart kids who grew up to be smart accomplished professionals. [ Reply | More ]
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You know Eli too? Small world. Great he excelled at Hunter and wrote for West Wing. Dh is a mentor to him (and did not go to Hunter). [ Reply | More ]
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Wtf are you? Fucking small world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:20 PM Flag
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It is, it is... [ Reply | More ]
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Your "take" on this seems uninformed and green with envy. A supreme court justice (Elana Kagan) hardly seems like a "nice little lawyer." And how about Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose "Hamilton" is the top Broadway show in years? [ Reply | More ]
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It's nice to see many fine schools represented throughout the awards. Good kids in NYC! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:09 PM Flag
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Would it surprise you that not everyone tries to get into Hunter. My dh who is a #1 journalist at a # 1 paper in NYC who writes every single day, did not get into Hunter as a young person. He honed his writing skills in an otherwise average HS here in NYC and later in college and then in the job force. He's also a creative writer that writes poetry. He just chose not to play that game. [ Reply | More ]
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hi dinosaur mom. this is why he is in a dying field. Not an aspiration for my DC. Thanks for playing. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: and then poetry lol. 15 CPW you do not live. Greenpoint, right? [ Reply | More ]
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No, we live in a 2 bedroom in Chelsea near the Highline and galleries. It's OK to be snarky. We're not about making $$$ but more about happiness and he does service journalism. I know several Hunter grads and while they are all intelligent none are exactly making big $$$ either. They span many decades and many fields. [ Reply | More ]
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you sound jelly. of course like hangs out with like. Then again there are thousands of other grads from Hunter who quite successful and rich and can assure you that hangin out with poor poets and dying journos us just sad. How are the pests in your rent-stabiized? [ Reply | More ]
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It's not rent stabilized, it's a coop. Thanks for your concern about me though. Enjoy your day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:29 PM Flag
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You sound a little inarticulate yourself. Are you 12? My guess is you go to Hunter yourself. Jelly? Bwah..who talks like this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:32 PM Flag
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go back to your sahm lifestyle--dress warm on that playground rockstar taking nyc by storm in 2016 as a journo family lol [ Reply | More ]
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OMG - of course you are "jelly" mom, or a 12 year old troll. [ Reply | More ]
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Poetry is most of the award given in the Scholastic Awards writing--not sure why reading comprehension is missing here. Are you missing the nuances of the OR's response? Likely mentioned that to show that poets don't necessarily come about in a school setting, but are inate. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Yoda are you? Live in Greenpoint, I wish. [ Reply | More ]
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:35 PM Flag
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Thanks. Just find this stuff insufferable. Living through kid's schools. I mean come on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:12 PM Flag
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He also writes on the internet. But that's OK. He's an expert in his field and we have no concerns. It's made him a solid living and we have our retirement set . [ Reply | More ]
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and they pay $5 a word on internet writing right? or it like $5 a story these days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:31 PM Flag
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actually far from solid career. quite precarious these days. It is not 1982 folks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:44 PM Flag
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why so mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:22 PM Flag
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Btw, my kids are also free to chose their own professions. Both are in college or graduated. One already has a Masters. We didn't choose to play this game with them either. [ Reply | More ]
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Journalism, per se, is not dying. The newspaper model is. [ Reply | More ]
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surrrreeeee. I love how they're the 1 percent? They're really buying up all the real estate. And all in TT privates. Not. Brain drain and no one smart and under 40 would dream going into that. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree not everyone chooses it. But they didn't choose your kid. Not the reverse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:23 PM Flag
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^ sorry. Your husband when he was a kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:29 PM Flag
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A journalist "who writes every single day"? How amazing! In addition, your item makes no sense. You say he "did not get into Hunter," which implies that he tried. And earlier you say, about him apparently, that "not everyone tries to get into Hunter." Which is true? And if he works at the New York Times, as you seem to suggest, then it is likely he reports up to the deputy editor, Sewell Chan, a Hunter graduate. Also, he appears to have married a person whose grammar is somewhat suspect. A "creative writer that writes poetry"? He presumably is human, in which case it should be "a creative writer who writes poetry." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:53 PM Flag
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Ouch! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:04 PM Flag
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"Grammar is somewhat suspect".... Hi illiterate Asian Hunter Mom! It's time to stop, Mrs Zhou! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:08 PM Flag
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And what, pray, is incorrect about "grammar is somewhat suspect"? Maybe you don't understand English. And, by the way, I am not Mrs. Zhou. Or Asian, for that matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:14 PM Flag
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Oy, not Mrs. Zhou. And it's Lunar New Year to boot! She needs to go to her astronomer quick to reset her charts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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Hey--I didn't say I was the writer, but do admit to an occasional gaffe. I guess Mr. Chan will have to edit my posts from not on ;-) And while my dh is a frequent writer at the Times and also is a staff writer (editor) at the other #1 paper, the deputy editor would not be the editor to whom his copy is directed. I know you mean to be intelligent, but you're falling short on this one. Thanks for your intense scrutiny of my posts. Have a great day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:16 PM Flag
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*now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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You're welcome. And glad you have a sense of humor. Sorry, didn't mean to be so bitchy, but there was a lack of logic I could not pass by. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:22 PM Flag
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No worries, I guess I came off that way. Let's carry on to another great day here on UB! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:50 PM Flag
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Do you really think a competition that gives out a few thousands awards printed in computer paper is worth spending $49 to enter? Only if you need it for resume padding on college applications. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:15 PM Flag
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When colleges see every Hunter kid list the same Scholastic award in college app, they know it's a mass production resume stuffer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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OMG this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:48 PM Flag
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The gold is hard to win. They do not give everyone an honorable mention. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:57 PM Flag
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True - but the point is that you have to submit to be considered. Hunter pushes these competitions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:08 PM Flag
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It is $5. At our school the creative writing teacher does not let everyone enter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:56 PM Flag
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Where did you get $49 from. Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:58 PM Flag
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Seriously. This is such a fake award. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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DC's teacher at a TT said colleges look at these awards as meaningless resume padding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:30 PM Flag
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My daughter won silver honors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:19 PM Flag
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congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:48 PM Flag
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My eldest dc is now older and I have clearly realized one thing: "Most schools do very little teaching". Infect the more selective the school the less they teach and the more they expect to just hand out tough assignments and push the bar higher while basically not teaching any of it. Parents are expected to teach/help or pickup the slack. When you couple this with already very smart kids you get a lot of winners for all types of competitions. However, the truth is that the school had nothing to do with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:21 PM Flag
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TY. This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:32 PM Flag
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sadly true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:48 PM Flag
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Asians screw up everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:53 PM Flag
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Why are you so invested in "proving" Hunter is the "best" at [fill in the blank]? your logic is off and you seem to be ranting at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 01:55 PM Flag
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I wonder if OP is a real hunter parent or a troll impersonating somebody. These posts are out of control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:06 PM Flag
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I think only a real H parent would feel so defensive and need to defend the school by referring to these silly things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:26 PM Flag
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They are nice and the kids enjoy accolades. But these awards are given out nationally. Lots of talent out there in the US. I wish we could see what is being written--is there a link to the actual work(s).? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:51 PM Flag
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yes you can see the work... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:55 PM Flag
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Who cares about the Scholastic Award. Oh, wait. You. The Hunter mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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Her need for constant validation is exhausting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:28 PM Flag
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I'm exhausted and haven't gone to work yet--ha ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:51 PM Flag
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Yes, Hunter produces magical kids who will magically make the world a better place..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 02:35 PM Flag
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