Category: GASD

Kids Ready for Excuses as School Starts

Amsterdam, NY (August 21 ,2013) — As kids across the city collected their back-to-school supplies, kids were eagerly anticipating another academic year of excuses and fingerpointing as they started their studies. “I’m sure they’ll blame me for doing bad on the tests.”, said fifth-grader Britney,”My...

Concerns Grow over GASD Test Scores

Amsterdam, NY (August 8,2013) — The New York State Education Department (NYSED) released its standardized test scores and the GASD again ranks near the bottom in local districts in terms of ELA and math performance. Current board member David Bryant  addressed the test results, “I...

Now What, So What, Then What

Apparently, the Northville vote against consolidation in the Mayfield/Northville school merger has created a bit of apoplexy and derision at the Recorder given their recent editorial OK, Northville: Now What?  What an affront to the consolidationists that voters would find their medicine unpalatable and perhaps...

I Get So Emotional… Baby

Apparently any time you advocate on behalf of your values or principles on school district issues, no matter how sound your arguments and facts, you are deemed emotional while the opposite side, typically the editorial writerss and the administration, are objective and factual. Maybe it...

Line-by-Line

No matter the issue facing our city, the answer is always taxes are too high and what we need to solve the problem is to cut expenses line-by-line. According to this reasoning, our budgets have buried within them a secret set of expenses, that once...

The Alchemists

What is truly spectacular in the 12010 is how we expect to flourish as a city while merely mining the same worn, disproven, tired, — and I could go on — arguments. Literally, we expect to create gold from the basest of mindsets. We love...

Bacon and Kool-Aid : The False Choice Edition

I’m surprised that people are surprised that the GASD now recommends moving the administrative offices from the Central Administration Building (CAB) to Bacon. How can this be, one may reasonably ask? Let me explain. At the time of the closure decision, members of the community...

Bacon and KoolAid and Junk Food

Inevitable, apparently, to always blog about Bacon but I’m forever hopeful that this saga will end, hopefully, quite soon. As the story seems to be nearing its epilogue, I thought I may get a bit of a jump start on penning that portion of the...