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Frankie Goes to Fultonville

I never imagined or intended this blog would take me to the topic of sex-ed but when you see this quote from the Recorder article titled “Sex Education courses rattles F-F parents“, I just can’t help myself: Parent … came straight forward and announced that...

An Assessment Fiasco

This article on the state of assessments in Amsterdam is truly shocking (from Capital News 9). The salient points are: “I still didn’t come up with the numbers that wouldn’t put the city in jeopardy and that’s something I don’t have the right to do,”...

GASD School Board Elections

As the school board elections are May20th, I thought I’d visit the GASD Web site to learn about the candidates. But alas, the site has no information on the candidates. Nada. On the other hand, Broadalbin Perth and Scotia Glenville as two examples do provide...

The Risky Business of LLCs

One of the criticisms leveled at the option agreement for the Chalmers project centers on the fact that the city has entered into an agreement with an LLC (a Limited Liability Corporation). I guess the underlying issue is not the LLC itself but the concern...

The Mindblowing GASD Survey

Well, I just came across a survey by the GASD so I just had to comment as it’s astoundingly and shockingly bad. I’ve posted the document below as it’s no longer available on the GASD Web site so I had to recover it from the...

Transparency in School Budgets

After reading an article on the GASD school budget in the Gazette, I wanted to take a look at the details of the budget. So I went to the GASD Web site to see if I could find PDF document of the budget. As May...

Stand Up for the Chalmers Building

After I attended Uri Kaufman’s presentation at the Common Council on redeveloping the Chalmers building, I talked to a friend who had also seen the presentation and who also took a walk through the Chalmers site. He was wildly enthused at the prospect of redeveloping...