5 Ways the State Should Have Helped Underfunded Schools
Willa Powell, on Why It's Not Just About the Money
Friday, April 26, 2013 Rochester, NY - Willa Powell continues her series on what a "constitutionally sound, basic education" really means, and how the State government, driven by caps and cuts, blithely shirks its responsibility to our public schoolchildren. Here are the 5 things the State could have and should have done to help local school districts learn how to meet constitutional thresholds, while spending less. Read More ...
An Unfortunate Press Release
Morelle's blind ambition renders certain party members invisible
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 If it’s true that it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game, then the Monroe County Democratic Committee lost when it declared victory. But that is often the result of ambition-driven scorched-earth politics. Democrats have reason to be disgusted with a party that claims to speak for them, but does so with a dearth of class and consideration. Read More ...
Aaron E. Wicks - 8 opinions posted
The Power of an Illusion
Race: a puzzle with pieces that don't quite fit together
Friday April 12, 2013 Have you ever toiled for years believing one thing, only to find one day that you were wrong? That some article of faith turned out not to be true? It can be uncomfortable, disturbing. Unconsciously, we fight such revelations, fearing it will unravel other beliefs. It turns out the the whole concept of “race” is such an illusion. A lie we have told for generations and that has now become so real, we can barely believe that it actually does not exist. Two more weeks remain to see the exhibition “RACE:Are We So Different?” at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. It is a must-see. Read More ...
Aaron E. Wicks - 1 opinion posted
One Foot in the City, the Other in the Suburbs
Children of different backrounds often demonstrate greater maturity than do their fearful parents.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Rochester, NY - Today's guest essayist, Linda Lopata, wonders aloud why the "haves" and the "have nots" must be so utterly divided in the Community of Monroe, and postulates that perhaps, in the end, we are not so different. Read More ...
Linda Lopata - 1 opinion posted