SuperJail Warden
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"Smug superintendent is proud one of her students found a job"
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unnamednewbie13
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What's sad is I should be thinking there's no way this isn't Onion, but then again …
RTHKI
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Not just one but 3!

Alumni is wearing a mask but looks like she's had enough of this shit
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unnamednewbie13
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Gigantic self-own on the worth of your school. What does this super have to be proud of exactly? The quality of education? The country in general?

Is she so proud that she'll help her through community college?
SuperJail Warden
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Her heart was in the right place.
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unnamednewbie13
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Maybe it was some sort of big brain critique of American society, but she forgot the /s tags.
uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

Her heart was in the right place.
i saw this thing posted by a lecturer at UPenn saying that the divisions in america are insane. she asked her class of wharton undergrads what they thought the average family income was and basically no one - young and bright kids - named anything under $250k a year.

and someone replied that they deal regularly with kids from high-school in, like, appalachia or something and for them a good stable household income is $30k a year.

wild stuff. these people exist in two different societies.
RTHKI
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weird cause i remember learning about average income in at least high school
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uziq
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it’s a widely reported stat, for sure, but i guess the point was that there are pockets of privilege and deprivation. and in certain parts of the country, working 2-3 jobs out of high-school just to achieve a semblance of a stable income is the norm.
unnamednewbie13
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Imagine pride in your students having to do that.
Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

france has the biggest welfare state in the world, in terms of bureaucracy. or did until the late 1980s, anyway.
Wait, I thought we weren't supposed to quote datapoints from the 80s.

I'm sure America or Russia are bigger and always have been.
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Dilbert_X
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Imagine pride in your students having to do that.
Stupid woman isn't wearing a mask, stupid student doesn't have theirs covering their nose.

Imagine being so stupid as to post a photo like that.
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DesertFox-
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uziq wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Her heart was in the right place.
i saw this thing posted by a lecturer at UPenn saying that the divisions in america are insane. she asked her class of wharton undergrads what they thought the average family income was and basically no one - young and bright kids - named anything under $250k a year.

and someone replied that they deal regularly with kids from high-school in, like, appalachia or something and for them a good stable household income is $30k a year.

wild stuff. these people exist in two different societies.
Just ran across the same thing.

I've had a similar experience as I talked with my Zoomer coworkers, one of which has a dad who is a dentist and the other who has 2 pharmacists as parents. These dudes are starting their careers making like 15k less than my parents ever did combined during my childhood (yes, buying power has slightly changed but still) and it's been interesting to hear them talk about budgeting because they've seemingly never had to be concerned with money previously.
uziq
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https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v44/n02 … superstate

this article was literally custom-made for dilbert and our recent discussions.

the professor emeritus of sociology at the max planck institute goes on a deep-dive into 'technopopulism': the belief that society can best be run by an elite cadre of scientists and technicians.

the whole thing is worth the read.
Dilbert_X
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I'm not interested in the opinion of a 'professor of sociology' whatever that is. It sounds like an oxymoron.

The fact is scientists, engineers and technologists have delivered every improvement in the world.

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uziq
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ah, yes, the max planck institute, famous made-up globally renowned academic centre.

dilbert: we shouldn't only listen to virologists, those hard science types are very limited in their experience and only advocate for their own narrow approach, after all, let's open up the discussion guys!
also dilbert: we should close all borders and instate travel bans! look what these social scientists, behaviourists and epidemiologists say!
also also dilbert: i couldn't care less what a so-called 'professor of sociology' says, HAH, hard science has given us everything worthwhile.

Last edited by uziq (2022-01-23 03:17:55)

Dilbert_X
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But it has.

Just think how little time you'd have for hipsterism if you had to spend your day foraging for food and firewood and patching your shelter with your own excrement.
Even fire and shelter are probably a stretch.
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uziq
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suggesting that sociology is 'not a real discipline' is fucking dumb.

durkheim? weber? goffman?

imagine having read 50 books in your entire life and having the arrogance to dismiss an emeritus professor at an institute that has produced 37 nobel prize winners.

shut the fuck up you silly, sad little man.
SuperJail Warden
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By a margin of 2 to 1, voters of Hoboken voted down the new high school.

For the people that don't know, Hoboken is pretty notorious as a renter and club/restaurant community. The renters sided with their landlords to prevent a tax increase of about 6% in order to build the new school.

The kids will continue to go to the high school built in the 60's.
https://live.staticflickr.com/2212/2164879738_44e3a20265_b.jpg

Here are the plans for the cancelled school.
https://jerseydigs.com/plans-revealed-n … gh-school/

The old high school would have been turned into an elementary school thereby allowing an expansion of the early childhood programs. But that is going on an indefinite hiatus. The location of the new school gets to stay a giant football field for some time more.


At least the renters of Hoboken get to keep their thriving night life (NSFW)
https://mobile.twitter.com/ad3hood333/s … 17254?s=21
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Dilbert_X
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People spend fortunes on schools with no return, just keep painting over the asbestos and it'll be fine
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unnamednewbie13
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Shouldn't be reliant on local taxes. Never mind fancy private schools, so much inequality in public education alone.
SuperJail Warden
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It’s back to the chalk board for plans for a new Hoboken High School.

Hoboken voters overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to borrow $241 millions to building one of the most expensive high schools in the history of the state Tuesday in an election that drew a higher-than-expected turnout.

The high school that was proposed to the voters in late November included two gyms, a year-round ice hockey rink, two outdoor but sheltered tennis courts, a competition-sized pool, a wellness studio, an occupational and physical therapy room and a turf field on the roof would include a six-lane track.

The amenities — such as the pool and ice rink — were expected to be open to the public when not in use by the district.


With 83% of the precincts reporting, the “no” votes were well ahead, 4,929 to 2,542, or 66% to 34%, according to tabulations by the Hudson County Clerk’s Office’s Division of Elections. The turnout for the rare special election was roughly 17% and culminated two months of contentious debate about the merits of the project and the Board of Education’s intentions.

The Board of Education called the school the solution to district enrollment growth, as it would convert the existing high school into a new middle school and the existing middle school into an elementary school.
The voters made the right choice actually. The kids don't need a swimming pool or ice rink. Back when I was a child in the 70's, all we had were teachers and books. Now kids want to be cuddled in their safe spaces. I never needed a wellness room when I was a kid and I turned out fine.
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RTHKI
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250mil for a student capacity increase of 100. Brilliant.
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SuperJail Warden
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The old school wasn't getting demolished. It was getting converted into a middle school. It would have helped overcrowding in the lower grades.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
SuperJail Warden
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Why do you hate the children, RTHKI?
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