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Old 08-08-2013, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I wrote a lengthy response and accidentally deleted it.

However two major points I personally like:

•Zoning changes

•Liveable streets

Mayor Bloomberg supported his administration. He pushed for bicycle lanes, smoking bans, zoning changes, etc when his experts advised him to do so. He supports necessary changes to support city growth as a whole.

It's undeniable that the city has improved over the past three terms. NYC has a strong diverse economy, more diversity, improving schools, dropping crime, and growing population. Sounds successful to me.
I think he's out of touch with the majority that live in this city IMO. He came out here for Sandy and was booed out of the projects. Every year he participates in Rockaway's St. Patrick's Day parade and the Irish boo him all throughout the event.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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How long have you worked for the Bloomberg administration, kiddo?



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Old 08-08-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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You sure about that?
Understandable gripes about the system.

I just want to add that violent crime in schools is down along with new facilities versus the 1990s. The graduation rate has risen versus the last three terms prior to Bloomberg too.

Is that not an improvement?

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I think he's out of touch with the majority that live in this city IMO. He came out here for Sandy and was booed out of the projects. Every year he participates in Rockaway's St. Patrick's Day parade and the Irish boo him all throughout the event.
I think too many people in this city are out of touch with what it takes to run a city effectively.

I would rather have an efficient, competent leader that everyone hates rather than a popular dimwit.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Near the beginning of Bloomberg's first term he said he wanted to be remembered as the "education mayor". He may just get that but not the way he wants. City students' scores take dramatic plunge on new standardized tests* - NY Daily News

After 12 years of Bloomberg having control of the schools, Johnny still can't read when Bloomberg doesn't have control of the tests.

Anyone but Quinn!
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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Near the beginning of Bloomberg's first term he said he wanted to be remembered as the "education mayor". He may just get that but not the way he wants. City students' scores take dramatic plunge on new standardized tests* - NY Daily News

After 12 years of Bloomberg having control of the schools, Johnny still can't read when Bloomberg doesn't have control of the tests.

Anyone but Quinn!

In retro, we cannot blame bloomberg for this fall. NYC students actually outperformed other NYS students. A fair way to look at the Bloomberg effect is to compare test scores under the same system before and after him.

Does anybody have information regarding how Catholic schools and other private schools perform under this new system? It could be just the the new common tests are overly challenging and really aimed for selecting academic elites and inappropriate for the general education. After all, if one's goal is to be a plumber why would s/he needs to work so hard at school to learn those information that won't be of any use in the future work anyway ?
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Near the beginning of Bloomberg's first term he said he wanted to be remembered as the "education mayor". He may just get that but not the way he wants. City students' scores take dramatic plunge on new standardized tests* - NY Daily News

After 12 years of Bloomberg having control of the schools, Johnny still can't read when Bloomberg doesn't have control of the tests.

Anyone but Quinn!
Scully type.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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I would rather have an efficient, competent leader that everyone hates rather than a popular dimwit.
And I would rather have a dimwit than a leader who is efficiently and competently carrying out an agenda that I violently oppose.
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