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  • Reply to: Crunching The Numbers In East Ramapo Schools Row   5 hours 24 min ago

    "Ungar-Sargon was able to gain much better access that included extensive interviews with current board members."

  • Reply to: Crunching The Numbers In East Ramapo Schools Row   8 hours 15 min ago

    The argument about reserves is wholly bogus. Each week the NYS Comptroller sends our an email with various audits he completed that week. Included are audits of municipalities and also of school districts.

    There are generally 5 or so school audits published each week. I read them. Either you don't or you are just a complete hypocrite. Because for the last several months almost every single audit focused on one thing. (Yes, he goes through phases) That has to do with budgeting. Almost every time there was a finding it was because there was because the district did not spend down the accumulated reserves. That's right, all these districts were being censured for not spending down the surplus.

    But, I am just reporting facts. You would not want the facts to bother you. As you have readily demonstrated with your earlier comments. So this is just another fact you can know knowingly ignore.

    As far as Mr.Calahoun not get information from members of the school board, I can take an educated guess at that. They saw who he was hanging with and where his starting point was. There was little to no chance that he was going to be accurately quoted or favorably quoted. So why even grant him access.

    I actually had some indirect correspondence with the aforementioned Calahoun, and it was clear that there was not even a smidgen of objectivity.

  • Reply to: This American Life Takes On East Ramapo School Kerfuffle   19 hours 40 min ago

    Being a non-Jew, I was left wondering why the selfish and oppressive actions taken by the Hasidic dominated school board didn't produce an outcry and corrective measures among Jewish leaders ? Surely, these condemnable actions do not agree with teachings in the Torah.

  • Reply to: Think Like A Philanthropist This High Holy Day Season   20 hours 39 min ago

    Excellent analysis on a very important issue. In this time of severe national security concerns including a heighten risk of terrorism in Israel, Europe, and Israel, plus ongoing economic problems, charitable giving is a significant was to improve these situation.

  • Reply to: Orthodox Must Fight Sexual Abuse   1 day 1 hour ago

    Someday we will be able to call it directly what it is. We will be able to say "victims of child molesters" instead of "victims of sexual abuse." We will be able to define the problem as "child molesters" rather than "child sexual abuse." Child sexual abuse is a term for a crime defined by severity and by age. Child molesters are the problem.