The D&C Screeds Away at Rochester Schools

CareerBuilder.com recently added a new LAMP developer position available at the D&C, and for a fleeting moment, I’d half considered throwing my hat in the ring.  Then I realized that, if ever there was a chance for me to get dooced, it would have to be a job at the D&C. Because, of course, the D&C sucks.  I’d have to spend all day pretending they don’t and hoping no one googles my name.

How could I fail to comment on such crappola as this:

School decline a scourge on city || Democrat & Chronicle: Editorials

(October 16, 2007) — Rochester’s elected school board must answer for the debacle that is public education in the city. It sets policy, it hires the superintendent, it is charged with making sure children are taught well in safe environments and taxpayer investments earn dividends. Its failures cannot be passed off to state mandates, labor contracts, societal disadvanges or the myriad of excuses dredged up at election time.

No, and I don’t suppose the upcoming failures can be blamed on a run-away County Executive who has just stolen school money and made the situation worse?  That the D&C considers “societal disadvantages” to have been “dredged up” at election time proves that, except for endorsement time, folks on the D&C editorial board aren’t paying attention to city schools.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.