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by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 52
Views: 683

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Truth, but post Skokie they ate it hard in a lot of places and a bunch of money and some staff skeddadled. And the people who donated and went to work for them since then knew what the ACLU was about. 'Sabotage" might be slightly too strong a word for this, but only slightly. I believe the preferre...
by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 17:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

Another thing that’s happening here, and there’s some about this in the Trib article I posted earlier, is that not only are developers focusing on (quasi-)luxury units, they’re also focusing heavily on studio and one-bedroom units. Around the corner from me, a large three-story building was converte...
by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 13:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

Activists?
by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 13:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

What is the thinking here anyway? I thought the horrors of gentrification was that people would be forced out of their homes that they've lived in for years. But these are new units so...? The problem is rich people will be able to get to their car without having to trip over a few working poor and...
by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 12:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

What is the thinking here anyway? I thought the horrors of gentrification was that people would be forced out of their homes that they've lived in for years. But these are new units so...? The problem is rich people will be able to get to their car without having to trip over a few working poor and...
by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

Additional Tribune reporting on this from today: Most of the units that are being produced are too small for families who find themselves priced out. Housing advocates said that when rents go up and families go looking for a new home in their neighborhoods, they are having difficulty and are facing ...
by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 11:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

Not being a city guy, I really don't understand how you can ensure affordability when the fundamental value of the undeveloped square footage is way north of affordable. Is it just rent controlled forever? That, and restrictive covenants on mortgages for properties that were for sale. Technically i...
by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

Well, part of the point of this is that it’s specifically not about new or rehabbed development. New and rehabbed development of 10 units or more already requires 10% of units to be affordable, or for the developer to rehab an equivalent number of affordable units within 2 miles, or for the develop...
by nicole
22 Jun 2018, 07:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

If you go to a shitty public school like mine it’s still pretty normal. We had a two-way tie for valedictorian and that was it. Of course, even the two of us didn’t have GPAs of 5 or higher because we didn’t offer enough AP classes for that.
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 20:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

I mean, I learned more in classes where I essentially had no teacher, because I was part of a section of 1-4 kids stacked on top of a real class of 28, than in a normal class. Because we could just work through the textbook.
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 20:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2192
Views: 93806

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Charles Krauthammer
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 20:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

thoreau wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 16:42
nicole wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 16:22
Per-pupil spending is lower at Stuyvesant than at the average NYC PS: http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/02 ... itures.htm
You don't have to spend nearly as much money if you don't have to pretend that you're working to solve unsolvable problems.
Ayup.
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 20:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

Well, part of the point of this is that it’s specifically not about new or rehabbed development. New and rehabbed development of 10 units or more already requires 10% of units to be affordable, or for the developer to rehab an equivalent number of affordable units within 2 miles, or for the develope...
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 16:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2184

Re: Gentry from the block

New proposal here in Chicago from Rahm: The mayor wants to create the Chicago Opportunity Investment Fund, which would provide low-interest loans to developers who buy multifamily buildings in high-cost neighborhoods. Those loans will come with a caveat: 20 percent of the apartments must be priced a...
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 16:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

I mean seriously why should we spend so much on people who are never even going to be able to learn how to drive
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

The quality of instruction depends very much on the students. If you give me a roomful of juniors and seniors, and most of them don't remember most of the key stuff from freshman physics and calculus, I have to spend several weeks reviewing, at the expense of more advanced material. This limits wha...
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 16:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

They're going to have a much better chance of getting into Harvard than anyone at an average PS in NYC. From 2016: n our dataset, the mean public school score is 1273 and the median is 1227, meaning the distribution is skewed slightly to the right with more high-scoring outliers. The average score ...
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

I was inspired to look up average SAT scores for my hometown the year I graduated. On the 1600 scale, it was 944, according to the state dept of ed. hahahahahhahahahah
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 16:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

They're going to have a much better chance of getting into Harvard than anyone at an average PS in NYC. From 2016: n our dataset, the mean public school score is 1273 and the median is 1227, meaning the distribution is skewed slightly to the right with more high-scoring outliers. The average score a...
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

There's no way to make a public school nonshitty if you let everyone in.
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 15:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4702

Re: PS 411

My most articulate response to this rn is aslkrja;wlekjfaskalskjr;wlekjr;ljeflkjasd;lkfja;slkjr;lwkj;ljscreamingemojiajfal;ksjelkafj https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/opinion/stuyvesant-new-york-schools-de-blasio.html Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York has introduced a plan to change the way students...
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 13:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 52
Views: 683

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

JasonL wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 13:11
More bothered by this than the gun thing. This is their wheelhouse and this is the abandonment of the notion of civil liberties in that arena.
Agree. For them to abandon speech is the end, in my mind.
by nicole
21 Jun 2018, 12:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 52
Views: 683

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

To my mind that memo was their death knell as an organization that cares about civil liberties.
by nicole
20 Jun 2018, 19:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Roolz of the Rode
Replies: 357
Views: 16319

Re: Roolz of the Rode

It just happened to him again on his way home and we were just talking about wearing a GoPro.
by nicole
20 Jun 2018, 15:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Roolz of the Rode
Replies: 357
Views: 16319

Re: Roolz of the Rode

Well, that's why I haven't been hit as a pedestrian. It's still fucking insane. Dubs is still mad because the other day when he yelled at some woman who almost hit him and the dogs she actually gave him a look of annoyance instead of embarrassment. I told him he should start carrying rocks in his po...