Welcome to any and all with even the slightest interest in the educational issues we're all facing in WNY and B-Lo in particular. My role here is primarily to facilitate discussion in a family unfriendly fashion. Think of Jim Rome's show The Jungle with all the concomitant smack required to efficiently make your point while gleefully shredding the other guy's. Feelings will be hurt, reputations damaged and egos bruised. The fact that the Buffalo News is now going to a pay for play stratagem, Shout out to Jimmy da Pimp Williamz , now ensconced somewhere in the bowels of Maryland, living large on his Chop House Silverware and Emerson Hospitality bath soap and breath mints. And since I am loathe to donate one farthing to such an anti union dishrag of a one horse newspaper, this is where I plan to hang my pointed pedagogue's hat for the near future.
Here's an opening salvo that neatly piggy backs the Sunday News story about the local city official who seems to have been wheeling and dealing real estate for his own profit while also serving as an Edison Schools director. http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/buffalo/article916951.ece
In today's opener we see some privatizing folks who spent tax money on themselves instead of the special ed ed. kids they claimed to be spending it on. Is anyone surprised by this pattern of people claiming to be all about the kids yet as soon as they get their hands on a few bucks the kids can kiss it and it's time to start the party without them ?