Editor Carolyn Maynard-Parisi email@example.com
4:58 pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dear Mrs. Pogany:
I have to take issue with your inaccuracies and conclusions. You charge absenteeism; none of these people running are incumbents. Attendance of those now ON the Board is irrelevant.
The area across from your restaurant is changed. Work has begun.
And you seem to think that the "old guard" is better for South Orange. No, that's how some of SO slowed down and withered when other towns were doing better.
I also read in this a personal and just plain nasty attack on Sheena. I thought you were better than this, and it bothers me.
I don't like the mean tone here. I don't care who you support, but I can't patronize mean people. I'm sorry that I can't return to Bunny's.
12:37 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2013
I would like to know what places you recommend for 2013. What is your list of places to try? Thanks, man. PJ
3:39 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2012
Dear Mr. Paris: I answered the questions you pose in your first paragraph. Yes, this is my experience and observation and yes, diversity is put out there as a reason for sometimes lower standards in academics, behavior, dress code etc. (These are related.)
I think your "look on the bright side" is very nice, in thinking that low standards excused by diversity is NOT happening, but it seems a little naive to me. I am in the schools everyday.
There is a dress code for the schools, by the way. Have you ever been to the high school or seen its policies? That might be a good way to start learning more about the schools in this town.
7:53 pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Dear Mr. Paris: As a CHS student, let me respectfully correct your information. The "diversity issue" is used as an excuse and a crutch throughout the school system as I have known it for most of my life. The school does set the bar very low very often, and "being inclusive" is given as a reason. CHS, at least, is very selective about enforcing many rules, not just academic standards, and we are told that not enforcing dress code, as one example, is "respect for diversity." That seems absurd; that seems like adults using "diversity" as code for lower standards than other schools. I don't speak for everyone, but I know my experiences.
6:07 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This would mean a lot of kids, if you consider the # of Maplewood kids who attend SOMS. About half of Marshall students live in Maplewood, too. Would you take away their privs when they hit 3rd grade and go to Jefferson?
I'm not saying we shouldn't do it, just that it is complicated.
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