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Daily Archive for April 14th, 2011

Rochester City School District

Here is their latest budget proposal. A few things: Their enrollments have fallen from 32,586 in the 2006-07 academic year to an expected 30,976 in the 2011-2012 academic year. This is a 4.9% decrease in student attendance. Last year the district spent $708.2 million dollars, or about $22,845 per student. Finding data on expenditures and […]

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Social Justice High School. HT to my terrific AHI-West students. Great stuff, by the 12th grade here is what their students¬†will be able to do: “Identify roles of power (oppressor/victim)” “Understand mechanisms of power name source of power in situations name victims in situations” “Deconstructing rhetorical devices with multiple genres (tv, ads, print, etc)” “Scan […]

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They’ve Got it Exactly Backward

No exegesis here, just the thought for your consumption pleasure. Reflect upon the mass of taxes, regulations, welfare interventions, work restrictions, licensing, urban planning, immigration restriction, lack of congestion pricing, limits on Big Box stores, etc. that occurs in the city. Think about how attractive this makes cities relative to suburbs, exurbs and rural areas. […]

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