Sing it, Elton.
Guess who else isn't sorry?
|The Hoboken Reporter cover, September 28, 2014|
GA's been preoccupied with other 'things'... as I dip my toe back into our local political scene, the waters are rank: revoked apologies, a missing Vine, a horse forced again to municipal court on a ludicrous charge of "harassment" for proper service of a subpoena. Since when does a loaded Brinks truck thwart the judicial process?
Don't you know the Lady is blind?
The (3) tickets are:
Education for All Children:
Incumbent Peter Biancamano, Incumbent Frances Rhodes-Kearns
Parents for Progress:
Incumbent Monica Stromwell, Sharyn Angley, Antonio Gray
Parents for Change:
Brian Murray, Lynn Danzker, Patty 'Revoked-Apology' Waiters
As you may know, Britney Montgmery, Barbara Martinez and Jackie Dowd Prince have dropped out. I don't know why- ask them!
So, you have left two tickets comprised (largely) of local politicos who are vocal Kids First opponents and one ticket of political neophytes: all-parents who, I am told, are "independent" and completely uninterested in political alignments.
Speaking of Kids First opposition, this week's Reporter includes a strikingly dishonest Letter to the Editor; a thinly-veiled political attack on the current School Board President, Ruth Tyroler. The letter twists an alleged statement of FACT by Tyroler, regarding the relationship of poverty to standardized test scores.
Here is what this letter says:
Do I believe that there is some merit to the idea that some (not all) children from low income families may (not always) have less academic support and rigor at home, and that by not having as much academic support at home this (may) influence overall academic success and test scores? Yes I believe that support for education in the home increases a child’s likelihood of success. Do I believe children from lower income families cannot learn, cannot succeed? NO! And focusing on this point of view does not help us create strategies to overcome real challenges.
Tyroler NEVER said that kids from low income families "CAN'T" learn. Jeez. Tyroler has devoted hundreds of hours of her personal time to all the kids of our district, the most demographically diverse district in Hoboken, to put new textbooks and state-of-the-art resources in all district classrooms.
Oh, well. Mean season is upon us.
On another note, is it me or is this kid Carlo Davis a breath of fresh air?