Our public school system is corrupt

first_imgTo the Editor:Throughout the reporting of the financial failure of our public school system the talk was about underfunding. Every school district in the US spends more per student on public education than any other developed country in the world. Are our students the best educated in the world? No. Our problem is that our public school systems are highly inefficient and corrupt, riddled with despotism. Over 100 teachers were fired, but I did not read anything about layoffs at the BBOED. I was told by a former employee of the BBOED that there are several positions at the BBOED paying 6 figure salaries (that is $100,000 + p.a.) with nothing to do. These positions simply exist because these employees are friends and family members of board executives. We recently found out in an article in the BCN that the separation of academy students cost the Bayonne public school district 2.5 million dollars per year, money we did not have. This created division within the student body and many academy students, we were told, looked down on the “GP (General Population). What we need is to teach our youth unity and that we all have different talents and capabilities and that, from a societal standpoint, these differences are complementary, not divisive. Someone’s strength complements someone else’s weakness. Thanks to Mayor Davis the BBOED board members are once again elected officials. With elected officials we, the people, are their employers. We hire and fire elected officials on Election Day. Come Election Day in 2018 let us be responsible “employers” and fire those who failed us and hire new officials to serve us better. I ask this paper to help us in this process by publishing an easy to read list of the current members running for re-election and a list of the new candidates including a brief statement from each how they will make our public school system more efficient. ALEXANDER SCHENKlast_img read more

Alaska’s unlikely Ace

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms With nobody to smother him, Enciso made the KaTropa pay with successive three-point bombs early that set the tone for a runaway victory.Enciso swished seven of his nine threes when the Aces surged to 68-39 at the start of the second period, an advantage that ballooned to as many as 37 in the latter half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m happy that my teammates got me the ball on the right spots,” said Enciso after finishing with a career-high 30 points on 10 of 13 field-goal shooting. “It was a great start, I just took one shot at a time.”The Aces are off to a flying start at 2-0 while dealing the KaTropa a third defeat in four starts. Taking Simon Enciso for granted have devastating consequences.The Filipino-American guard exploded from long distance as the Alaska Aces completed a 125-96 demolition job of TNT KaTropa for their second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT For the second straight game, the KaTropa couldn’t get the offensive leverage from Stacy Davis, who had 26 points but bungled 15 of his 22 shots, including going two of seven from the beyond the arc.“We’ve been looking for character, effort and unselfishness and keep building on it,” said Compton. “I hope we get better as the tournament progresses.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The second game likewise ended in a rout as Phoenix dumped depleted NorthPort, 132-91, to join Alaska on top.The Batang Pier, who fell to 0-2, are missing Asian Games campaigner Stanley Pringle and injured duo Sean Anthony and Jeric Teng.Feeding Enciso and the rest of the Aces with nifty passes all over the floor was fellow guard Chris Banchero, who had 15 points and dished out 14 assists, nine of them during that early run.“Chris found everybody for easy shots and Simon was absolutely on fire. There were a number of chances for Chris to take shots but opted to give the ball to his teammates. That was the story out there,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton.Mike Harris also contributed to the Alaska cause, a defensive catalyst that effectively stymied the KaTropa around the rim.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Maligned SEAG logo stays Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more