no one seems to care about this post either (except ME)...
Fearless critic, wonderful writer.
Couldn't Michael Bloomberg -- a data driven Mayor that claimed he wanted to be "the education Mayor" -- have put in place programs in public junior high schools that steer gifted minority students to the top-tier schools? I am someone who went to Brooklyn Tech, one of the three specialized schools at the time. I never understood why there were no programs -- afterschool, weekend, etc -- that, at the time, steered more people of color to spending a cold winter weekend taking the test and getting into one of the good schools. It is even more absurd considering the percentages of people of color in the city! The laissez-faire approach to this incredible discrepancy in publicly funded schools really does not augur well. It doesn't take a kid that went to a specialized high school to figure that out ..
No internet access? "I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet .."
Just so long as we don't see glowing cover stories on Charles Murray's The Bell Curve anymore. That was my dealbreaker with the Peretz era TNR ..
The Joy of Southernface
I got so busted trying to shoplist a candy called Toffeefay when I was like 6 years old ata supermarket that it turned me off of that Dark Art forever. I never improved my skillz. My mom, an ex-nun, really read me the riot act on that one.
Yeah -- but what is his stance on Kenny Loggins?
65 years young!