Month: October 2020

Month: October 2020

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIt was refreshing and encouraging to read the article about former congressman, Chris Gibson, and his new book, “Rally Point.”Even though I may have many philosophical differences with him, I have always respected his integrity and devotion to serving not only his constituents, but our country as well. His commitment to term limits and campaign finance reform is admirable, even though we lost a fine member of Congress when he honored them.Should he decide to re-enter the political arena in the future, I believe he would be a major force helping to end the untenable divide inflicting our country and aid in bringing a semblance of integrity and effectiveness to our government.I would hope to see him begin that process by becoming a U.S. senator from New York to fill the vacancy created when we elect the future President Kirsten Gillibrand.Carl YanochScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more


Month: October 2020

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI went to see the musical, “Les Miserables,” at Proctors. It was the most meaningful, beautiful musical I have ever seen. The cast did an excellent job and their voices were unbelievable. They were so talented.The play is a true story about a very poor man named Jean Valjean who stole a loaf of broad for his starving sister and went to prison for 19 years. This play teaches us to have compassion for the poor, so please never put anyone in jail for stealing a loaf of bread. Have compassion for the poor, as God would.Concetta CannizzaroNiskayuna More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectlast_img read more


Month: October 2020

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists And the numbers could reveal a spending bias against schools with more minorities or poorer students enrolled.The prospect of having to defend individual school spending will make school officials more cognizant of how they spend taxpayer money and why.This mandate opens up school spending to a whole new level of transparency. The school-by-school information will be more relevant to more parents and taxpayers, and it will open up the door to them asking more detailed questions about spending decisions and about the results from that spending. The end result will be more accountability from school districts for their taxpayers’ money.With that, we all win. They’ll also have to detail what proportion of school spending comes from state, federal and local sources. They’ll have to submit a report on socioeconomic levels and provide a demographic breakdown.And they’ll have to report per-pupil spending per school.For some districts, breaking down the allocations to individual schools will be a daunting task, especially if their computer systems aren’t up to the task.But the more challenging part will come when the numbers are released in 2020 and officials have to start answering questions from parents about such things as why one school got more money for textbooks than their child’s school. Or why one school spends more on teachers than another. A parent might ask why their child is being slighted with a less experienced teaching staff.People are naturally going to equate school spending with performance.That will raise questions about whether certain schools within a district are being adequately funded or overfunded, given each school’s test scores, forcing districts to consider reallocating resources.The numbers also could reveal where individual schools are overspending or wasting money, potentially putting teachers and principals on the spot to defend their spending.center_img Categories: Editorial, OpinionA new requirement for reporting on school spending will make the job of school board members, administrators and superintendents a lot more difficult.But it’s going to make the job of taxpayers and parents a whole lot easier. Starting with the upcoming school year, all school districts will be forced to submit reports to the state on spending for individual schools, rather than the current requirement of reporting on spending for the entire district.According to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, districts will be required to break down the money spent on staff versus other expenses, such as curriculum, textbooks and classroom supplies.last_img read more


Month: October 2020

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Month: October 2020

first_imgPDI-P Gerindra-Party megawati-soekarnoputri Prabowo-Subianto puan-maharani Sandiaga-Uno anies-baswedan 2024-presidential-election Log in with your social account Although it will be a while before the 2024 presidential election begins, the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Gerindra Party have again showed close relations that may set the foundation for their future coalition.As the Constitution prevents President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo from running for a third term, the 2024 election will give political parties the opportunity to nominate their own members or support other prospective candidates.PDI-P chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri has kept close ties with Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto. She helped the former Army general who ran against Jokowi in last year’s election to reconcile with his former rival and join the government. Prabowo is also frequently seen at many PDI-P events. The latest was on Friday, in which both attended the inauguration of … Forgot Password ? Facebook Google Topics : Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more