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Did you say MORE? The Short North needs more tax abatements? Would tonight be soon enough?
Whoopsie. Columbus Global Academy is now at Brookhaven, suggestion withdrawn.
When Brookhaven closed, it was my understanding that the bulk of its feeder students went to Whetstone.
Perhaps Brookhaven: that’s a property owned by the district, and relocating the high school there would displace zero other populations while being close to some feeder students.
I believe that is the city’s most highly trafficked park and rec center facility/fields. So I’ll nominate the Park of Roses instead. They should just level that.
Regarding litter/lifestyle and economic culture: It takes only a few jerks in any culture to wreck things for everyone, right?
I mean, if 90% of a community’s residents are super fastidious, and 10% throw all their trash in the street, that’s still lots of trash. I think it’s the 10% that keep things so very economically divided in Columbus.
I notice a similar phenom in education: if you have one kid that acts-out in a class of 25, that’s manageable; 24 kids can still learn. If you have 5 kids who act-out, chaos rules and the other 20 are out-of-luck. 20% can wreck things for 80%. Everyone fails because of the 20%.
I also think that’s where zero-tolerence policies come from. Zero tolerance for litter sounds cool, but when people go to jail for litter . . . that doesn’t play well (there are no pure wins).
Downtown parking garages on weekends can be pretty sweet too.
Hoover Dam for sure, you see lots of trainers & clients/victims there.
Also, the track at the Worthington High School on 161 is typically open during the daylight hours, I think (but am not sure) you can get to the bleachers from the track.February 19, 2016 5:25 am at 5:25 am in reply to: Columbus City Schools – News, Updates, and Discussion #1115108
Auditor Yost just said the same thing:
“That assumes that having 60 lying, cheating administrators on the job makes your school district run better.”
I don’t know how keeping all those people is good PR for the district. Either they’re liars, or they’re half-witted and weak. Neither is leadership material.
There’s a little video with this article. Watching the incredulous look on Yost’s face, as he unpacks the recommendations is priceless.
I think charter regulation in Ohio is a disaster. I think many charter schools are run by shysters. That said, my older kids are leaving CCS for Catholic school next year. (We tried to make it work with the district; it would be difficult to conceive of a family that tried harder than ours.)
If my economic circumstances were different, I would send them to Graham, Columbus Collegiate, or one of the online programs -all charters. They give opportunities to families stuck in failing schools.
Lots of people like to tell poor families to fix city schools. That’s easy to say, when you’re not poor and you don’t have children or a responsive administration.
will an award make it better?
Wait. You haven’t seen the Carrie & Gary interview? I fell in LOVE with her (Carrie, not the princess) watching it. I want to be Carrie Fisher when I grow up.
(Although Kipp thinks her demeanor indicates she’s heavily medicated.)
Walker, you are the BEST. Along with one of my progeny, I just took notes on all your disclosures. We have to know what we’re getting into.
Everyone else in our movie group strongly prefers to be blissfully unaware. Fools. Who wants to form an emotional attachment to a DeadManWalking? There’s not enough waterproof mascara in the world . . .December 17, 2015 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm in reply to: Suspicious Behavior repeated around First & N. High past two evenings #1107245
I’m a victim of lack-of-impulse-controlDecember 15, 2015 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm in reply to: Suspicious Behavior repeated around First & N. High past two evenings #1106967
I’m curious. If I don’t immunize my kids, and they get whooping cough, then people say “You should have immunized!” Can I call that reprehensible victim blaming too?