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Old 05-08-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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It will destroy the average LI school (and the community around it). It will be like NYC schools with LI taxes.

Crazy liberals.
Who can afford the private schools and further segregate themselves in communities which none of the regular folks can afford.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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What happens to all the people who payed hundreds of thousands of dollars more for their houses to live in a "good" school district? These people (voters) have too much money invested to change the system around now. Get real!
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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i learned last night that a union free school district is not union free but is one that never merged with another district ...

A union free school district is a district resulting from a "union" of multiple common school districts, "free" from the restrictions that previously barred them from operating high schools. Union free school districts are governed by a board of education composed of between three and nine members.

NYS School Districts may be of some help in understanding the different school districts in New York State.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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If you want change (consolidated + magnet schools), why not move to NYC?
Thats why we dont live in NYC....

I went to Catholic school in NYC to avoid public schools and their issues.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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The only thing I would consider being supportive of is merging smaller school districts. There are large school districts on LI which are successful: Massapequa, Smithtown, Three Village, to name a few.

Port Jeff and Mount Sinai should be stitched back together and joined to either Comsewogue or Miller Place creating another large district in line size -wise with the three previously mentioned. This is just an example. Merge three districts and lose 2 superintendents and a host of duplicated upper admin.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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it's a shame percentages aren't cumulative. if they were, they could combine hempstead, malverne, wyandanch and roosevelt for a 100% graduation rate
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:36 AM
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NYC already has "regional schools of excellence" - there are a few select excellent schools which anyone in the city can attend if the score well on the entrance exam, and the schools score very high nationally: Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech. All of them are majority asian. Majority, even when the asian population is below 5% in the city. Bulk of the rest are white. They are still segregated. This is just a pipe dream.
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