All I am taking from this article is how do we punish whites for the failings of the black community.
"Yes they do, and that's why there's radioactive Tritium in the groundwater and rivers around every nuclear plant. There are also gaseous leaks during operation, especially during refueling."
Tritium is a naturally occurring low radioactive substance, and is only present in levels that are considered harmless to humans. This stuff is regularly monitored and evaluated by the NRC: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collecti…
Your blog link is mostly non-scientific, and uses their own links as references.
Here is what actual scientists and engineers have to say about it: http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/web/2013/04…
concert full of college kids. too bad some of us have to work and can't get downtown at 11am.
Yes they do, and that's why there's radioactive Tritium in the groundwater and rivers around every nuclear plant. There are also gaseous leaks during operation, especially during refueling.
Hey, sweet, a utility that operates as a virtual monopoly with no regulation or oversight continues to use its captive audience as a piggy bank.
I'd say I'm surprised, but god fucking knows they won't reinvest some of their staggering profits into their project--they've got to poor mouth and have the regulatory board rubber-stamp their request.
"Plus, every nuclear plant operating releases radioactive emissions into the air and water."
No, they don't.
The website link is broken: www.midtownproductions.org
School choice should be relegated to having a choice between programs such as Military, Academic or Garrett academies (or other specific disciplines) not being able to not go to a school with the same program out of your area. Sending your kid to the same program in a different attendance zone should not be allowed.
The spending on the facilities has happened in the case of NCHS and NCES and is happening with Chicora, slated for Morningside and Hursey, but until the parents who have the ability to be more involved they will both have to deal with the leftovers. Simple comparison, learning disabilities students in NCES are ~10%, at Harbor View Elementary 3%, NCHS 20%, Wando 6%. Want to gripe about the low graduation rate? Remember that the learning disabled are included in that calculation. You want more money for teachers? Then send your kids there and increase the student population.
So you are left with a school that has the kids with the poorest chance of success and only the kids with the poorest chance of success. It is not because they are stupid. It is not because their parents don't care. It is because, for whatever reason, they have to worry about problems that most of the kids and parents in the better schools (which are at least far more diverse or majority white) have to worry about. The kids on the sports teams wouldn't be getting a ride home from the coach at Wando. An academic magnet parent would never dream of pulling their child out of school half way through the year to where they would lose credit for all of the work they did.
This, like many social engineering programs, ends up helping some and hurting the ones that need it the most.
Just saw on his tweeter page that they're giving away wristbands at 11:00 this morning at the College of Charleston.
I assume you are familiar with the song "The Trees" by Rush. It's the same logic at work here by anti-choice authoritarians. Teach to the lowest common denominator. Make everyone equal by holding back the top performers using hatchet, ax, and saw, if necessary.
Every high school attempting to offer every opportunity to every student is not an efficient use of limited public resources. On the other hand, each high school offering a unique opportunity combined with the ability of parents and students to choose which of those opportunities best suit their needs is a much more efficient way to educate.
If we want to make schools more equal, we should make people less poor.
he money spent so far on this taxpayer boondoggle could have put solar panels and storage batteries in every household in SC. And while it may not emit CO2 during operation, 12+ years of construction along with intense CO2 usage concrete have contributed tons of CO2 to the atmosphere. Plus, every nuclear plant operating releases radioactive emissions into the air and water. Nuclear is expensive and dirty, and this was a bad decision by the utility, and worse, by the PSC, as climbing rates show.
I miss Cumberland's on a daily basis, and losing King Dusko is a blow - however...
When I think music hub, I think midtown Atlanta, Austin's 6th Street or Elliston Place/Broadway in Nashville. Hell, even the warehouse/chinatown district of Houston fits better.
I mean, the whole Mercy Lounge/Cannery Ballroom/High Watt building in Nashville gets more viable acts in 8 weeks than we do in a year.
Charleston does not, and never has had, a music hub. Charleston Music Hall is getting better acts, but the acoustics in that place are spotty depending on where you're sitting and it doesn't exactly encourage getting up and dancing.
I know you don't comment on your own articles, but I would like someone to point out where in this P&C article there is any discussion about school choice. The article merely asserts magnet schools (and Academic Magnet in particular) are hurting NCHS. The facts used to prove this assertion focus mainly on the geographic distance between AMHS and NCHS.
That this article and the word Pulitzer are often in the same sentence is travesty for journalism. Balance and objectivity are abandoned. The information presented is mostly day-in-the-life with raw statistics presented in sidebars with no context and no discussion. Nowhere is it mentioned that the majority of the students who left NCHS went to Garrett Academy (294) and Military Magnet (94). The reader is left to discover that for themselves. There is a random mention of the fact that MMA is 3 miles from NCHS and GAT is 4 miles from NCHS. Because geographic distance is very important to the "discussion", I guess.
Other children attending other schools is not the reason that the children at NCHS are failing.
Awesome story. Thank you for sharing your gifts, Rodney and Stacy, and many blessings on those students who were open to receiving them.
Incredible food and service!
This is such a disgusting "series". There is no discussion of magnet schools in Charleston County. Yet the story freely and repeatedly blames the Academic Magnet and SOTA for all the problems at NCHS. That the author was fixated on the AMHS is undeniable. We are told repeatedly that AMHS is only 1 mile away from NCHS, as if this is relevant to something. We are told twice that AMHS STOLE 54 students from NCHS.
We are never told that primarily African-American Garrett Academy of Technology magnet school took 294 students from NCHS. And the primarily African-American Military Magnet Academy took another 94 students from NCHS. This is roughly the same number of students who currently attend NCHS. Are these parents white? Go tell the parents of these students that they are selfish assholes who don't care about their neighbors.
Instead of reporting a story that is balanced and informative, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist decided to manufacture a race problem in the school system. It's clearly aimed at influencing the new Superintendent. The author sure didn't let any facts about magnet schools get in the way of her political agenda.
This is the under appreciated thread of the year.
Get on some meds to help with the depression. Perhaps even some pot (yes, it can have some positive effects on cancer, and definitely help with the nausea, but mostly for the depression---it didn't help my depression, but it may well help yours).
You shouldn't be more depressed than you must be.
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