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Do you think the state's plan to invest $1.5 billion over five years for a universal pre-K program is a good idea?

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MrBoB51

Apr-09-14 10:50 AM

Clue...usedto...one in the same.

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MrBoB51

Apr-09-14 10:49 AM

Usedto, stop making up stuff and posting it for your low information friends or cite just 1 instance where I have claimed to speak for anyone else. Ditch the habit of making every topic about someone who's opinion you don't like. That, and collecting agrees and disagrees gets you nowhere. Quit telling posters they're wrong without even trying to explain why, merely saying they are just doesn't cut it, instead, start contributing to the dialogue.

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Scarecrow57

Apr-08-14 2:43 PM

At any rate, the question is about pre-K which is a parental responsibility. It doesn't take a village, it takes a parent.

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-08-14 12:26 PM

I'm always glad to see Drugs and MrBoob claiming to speak for most people but their posts always have more disagrees than agrees. at least my faith that most people DO get it is reassured by seeing these two boobs speaking up and most people disagreeing with their comical thoughts and right wing rhetoric.

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Scarecrow57

Apr-08-14 8:21 AM

TT, The extra taxes in Gloversville are just one reason not to live there. Not only do you get tot pay County and Town taxes, you also get the city taxes. Which I understand are double what the town and county get combined. And you get nothing in return but lousy roads and a harassing PD.

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mrshubbs

Apr-07-14 4:09 PM

Houses in Gloversville are so cheap because only an uninformed person would buy one.

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taxtired

Apr-07-14 3:47 PM

Houses in Gloversville are cheap. It is the taxes, school taxes included that makes it not worth it.

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Scarecrow57

Apr-07-14 1:38 PM

"Hilltopper, I completely agree with you on teahcers and especially administration living in the district."

Sounds god in theory. However, that assumes the community has enough viable housing. And really, why should someone be forced into the expensive city of Gloversville when they can live in the neighboring towns for much less.

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Scarecrow57

Apr-07-14 1:33 PM

didd30 -

"Also to the folks that think teachers work a part time job...find a teacher and ask them first BEFORE you make an ass out of youself(sic)."

What the teachers think is irrelevant. According ot federal labor law you are part time if you work less than 32 hours per week. Given that most work 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, they get 30 hours - P.T.

But hey, if you like we can call them seasonal workers.

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AgentOrange330

Apr-07-14 12:03 PM

Hilltopper, I completely agree with you on teahcers and especially administration living in the district. If nothing else it creates more of an interest in them when they get to see the fruits of their labor everyday instead of escaping of to somewhere else. However, when it comes to "stipends" simply giving a child an education should be enough for a volunteer. Everyone is looking to get paid and thats where we started to go wrong.

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Gofigure

Apr-06-14 9:34 PM

Just purge the politicians from the schools and hand the classrooms back to the teachers.

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MrBoB51

Apr-06-14 6:05 PM

Hill, that's too tough a question. Using Common Core formulae, it will take about 3 years and 18 'Educators' to come up with the wrong answer: NO.

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Hilltopper

Apr-06-14 1:37 PM

AgentOrange330: Volunteer? Why don't more educators volunteer to live in the GESD and support the school with their tax dollars? If I volunteer will I get a stipend like the teachers when they "volunteer"?

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MrBoB51

Apr-06-14 7:06 AM

AgentOrange330...We do, you're just not there to see us.

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Gofigure

Apr-05-14 11:29 PM

If you want good schools, keep politicians out of their management.

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Bemused

Apr-05-14 8:44 PM

Let's mandate Kindergarten first. Maybe then should we talk about mandating Pre-K... I love that this is "news". We're actually talking about spending millions on Pre-K, and then kids can take a year off because districts can't afford to fund Kindergarten... Then on to First grade!

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AgentOrange330

Apr-05-14 5:15 PM

What I find odd is that so many people here claim to care so much about education and yet the Gloversville School District alone has canceled numerous community information nights this year because of a lack of interest. Why don't some of you Internet tough guys step away from you keyboards and actually take a vested interest in your local school district? Take five minutes away from NPR or Limbaugh long enough to see what's going on locally. Better yet, volunteer some of your time. God knows the students of Fulton county can use as much help as they can get. If you're all so sure you have he right answers go present them to the Board of Education.

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taxtired

Apr-05-14 3:05 PM

The teachers and the union will tell you it is for the children. What a crock.

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EVRGreen

Apr-05-14 12:20 PM

Just wondering how many "eductors" or "administrators" are on PAID LEAVE in this state while their criminal cases remain ON HOLD? We only see those local examples. I'm willing to gamble that there's a substantial amount of taxpayer $$$'s tied up and that compounds the burden that this additional pre-K investment demands !!!

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MrBoB51

Apr-05-14 7:48 AM

I caught that one too drugs. Didd30, it's YOUR liberal/progressive attitudes for the past 40 or so years that have caused American students to be so far behind. Before that, (my generation) was far AHEAD of the rest of the world. You own the decline in American education with your practice of indoctrination, teaching WHAT to think instead of HOW to think, Common Core is the current example. It glaringly shows up in your posts. That being said, I REALLY liked this one 'You guys are really putting on a spectacular show for the public'. Thank you, it's nice to be reassured that knowledge is a bad thing and 'spectacular' to a lib, heheh, the more they talk, the more they reveal about themselves. It's YOU that needs to educated...about a great many things.

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TiredOfTax

Apr-05-14 7:37 AM

Drugs, how can you reward only those that learn? In today's liberal world everyone needs a free pass when they just do not want to do it the hard way. They see it as unfair to the lazy or the not up to the smart enough speed... they all need to graduate, it is only fair to them to get mainstreamed into life as it is not their fault, it is never their fault it is the parents, the community or their friends that do not measure up. It isn't the dumbing down of the classes by mixing in those that has a physical or mental problem that prevents them from learning anything at all and stalls the entire class... no there are others yet to blame, it is the progressive way!

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laker88

Apr-05-14 7:26 AM

Drugs....good ole New York State has certainly done their part in creating an educational mess...incompetency combined with no consistency..from lowering the standards to Common Core. And the APPR (performance review) is a typical bureaucratic waste of time. This is one topic where there seems to be a lot of agreement...reduce the costly mandates that are eating up school budgets and burdening the taxpayers. And as has been stated over and over, the unfair funding through property taxes. I'm not optimistic about seeing those 2 issues changing in my lifetime!

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drugsrus

Apr-04-14 11:51 PM

didd30,really ????? "Your attitudes and viewpoints are why the US is so far behind in education compared the rest of the world." really ??? dumbing things down, graduating illiterate idiots, not expecting the little urchins to learn, relaxing the standards of the 1960s and before, teaching to the test, lack of parenting had nothing to do with the poor graduation rate and low academic levels ??? Many of those "C" level students of yesteryear could be a valedictorian today. The "new" relaxed system is the failure. The kiddies "job" is to learn but they would rather be playing video games or harassing others on social media posting "selfies".

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didd30

Apr-04-14 10:20 PM

Also to the folks that think teachers work a part time job...find a teacher and ask them first BEFORE you make an ass out of youself.

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didd30

Apr-04-14 10:18 PM

Too busy!?!?!... really Mr. Bob, these people make up the workforce. With you its*******if you do work and*******if you don't. I find it funny that instead of educating yourselves about the program, you all just decide to go off half-cocked. You guys are really putting on a spectacular show for the public. Your attitudes and viewpoints are why the US is so far behind in education compared the rest of the the world. I'm going to assume that none of you have children or grandchildren in pre k. If you do then ask them about their class, what they do and how the learn from their teachers, I bet you will be suprised.

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