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Old 02-09-2017, 05:39 AM
 
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Report: Consolidation measures for city, county could mean nearly
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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Thanks for your updates on this process. If you hear anything further about possibilities with what will happen to the school districts please let me know
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:41 AM
 
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Opinion pieces: No on Consensus: Plan fails to remake government from the ground up (Mitchell Patterson) | syracuse.com

Yes on Consensus: Streamlining government will make us more competitive (Stephen Kimatian) | syracuse.com

Bitter experience makes me wary of Consensus: Jackie Warren-Moore | syracuse.com
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Old 04-07-2017, 04:06 AM
 
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Here is an episode of Insight(WCNY-PBS for the region) about the topic for and against: Video: Insight 03/31/201 | Watch Insight Online | WCNY Public Media Video

Just to correct something that keeps being said and was mentioned by the first speaker but isn't true. CONCENTRATED poverty is what a study said, not as a whole. That means that it is about housing patterns where poverty is concentrated. Meaning, high percentages of where poor lives versus having the poor dispersed throughout an area. As mentioned, the Inner neighborhoods in the city are in line with this, but the study also didn't take into account that off campus college student "ghettos" can be included and somewhat skew such information. Same with fact that a city like Syracuse(as well as Buffalo and Rochester to a degree) have taken in their share of refugees of those looking for a lower cost of living after being pushed out of gentrified areas of bigger cities. Buffalo, Rochester, Cleveland, Dayton, Detroit and some others were high in this study. So, it isn't for the area or even city as a whole, but in regards to high concentrations of where the poor LIVES(key component) in an area. The actual study: https://tcf.org/content/report/archi...f-segregation/

Also, glad that schools were at least mentioned and the point was made that it is the biggest part of costs/taxpayers property tax expense.

Just something else in regards to schools that hasn't been mentioned is that as the Syracuse City SD improves its graduation rate and it still needs improvement, the graduation rate for Black and White students for 2016 was the same(64% for both and a little over 60% as a whole for the district). Again, it needs to continue to improve, but some things aren't being told to the public that could help keep people informed about the district's progress and this incentive program has likely helped to some degree: Home - Say Yes to Education - Syracuse

Unfortunately, the superintendent in which this progress was being made is now in the Guilford County NC(Greensboro) school district and was scrutinized by a select group of folks that didn't seem to see the progress being made. http://www.gcsnc.com/pages/gcsnc/New...82336016647796 (Originally from Uniondale on Long Island)

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Old 04-11-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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Hear pro, con of Syracuse-Onondaga County merger at debate (Editorial) | syracuse.com
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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More: Consensus pros and cons weighed at debate - Story | LocalSYR
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:45 PM
 
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An interesting article from Governing about the consolidation idea: Is Syracuse Necessary?

It would have mentioned other forms of consolidation such as schools in the article, but it touches on how things may not be on the same page in terms of this form of consolidation.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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More: Joanie Mahoney proposes city-county merger to save money as part of state-wide initiative | The Daily Orange – The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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More on this: The debate over the proposed Syracuse city-county merger, explained - The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York
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