The O’Blog is one of the blogs featured on my sidebar in the RocWriters Blog Updates section of this site. It’s the blog of Dennis O’Brien which I’m only now just catching up to. He ran for City School Board a while back and reflects on the things that he’d had as a platform then that might help cure the problems there are with the School District and the Board now. Seems like fairly straight-forward changes, but unfortunately, disfunction is the engine that drives itself.
I don’t claim to know a whole lot about education in Rochester, so I reserve judgment. With luck, a friend of mine who knows a lot more about it will be here to help me out, soon. But if there’s anyone who resents the state of Rochester schools, I do. Just the threat of having to send a kid through middle school in Rochester was enough to push my wife and I into the ‘burbs. I fucking hate the goddamned ‘burbs. East Rochester is cool, but damn. I miss the city.