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John DiPrimio July 20, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Clear example of pay to play. One has to love the consumer paying for the Smart meters twice. OnceRead Morei n their electric bills and again when they pay their federal taxes. PECO hits the lottery and we get stuck paying for it. Boobus Americanus!
Ari Parker April 22, 2014 at 06:28 PM
Omg.. I Love this place. I know someone who works there. It's such a shame, bad things happen toRead Moregoo d people. Yuck to the utensils not being washed.
Ben Sanchez March 31, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Hi Mr. Yun. I am the Commissioner for Ward 7 in Abington Township, which includes the Colonade. Read MoreI' d like to connect with you. Please email me at bensanchez.ward7@gmail.com
John Alessi March 23, 2014 at 09:42 PM
I'm glad to see that a non-career politician is running for this seat. I'm also happy to see thatRead Moreyo u support The Property Tax Independence Act. It is an issue near and dear to my heart. Another thing I wonder about as an alumnus is, In 1969 Phila. Central High School was #1 in the country, as of 2011 they are ranked at #6 IN PHILADELPHIA, what can you do to allow them to regain elite status? Since I am not in your district, I cannot give you my vote, but you do have my support. Good luck in you endeavors.
Robin Gilchrist March 24, 2014 at 04:42 PM
Mr. Alessi, Thank you for your comment and for your support. Central High School is ranked 6thRead Morewithi n Pennsylvania and #428 in the nation. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The student body makeup is 46 percent male and 54 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 72 percent. Economically disadvantaged students make up 39% of the student body. Central High School's success is due to a long history of strict academic standards. I say again "strict academic standards. Over 97% of graduates go on to earn Bachelors degree or higher. I say this because although I would love to see your school back at #1. I would more rather see the rest of the district brought up to the same performance level. Philadelphia has 162,000 students and Central High has 2,400 of them. We would serve Pennsylvania better by raising the bar for other schools by recruiting successful educators and Administrators to adopt the same high standards as Central. Its also time to get parents back into our schools. To many times it is always the same handful of parents helping out at school. Parents need to understand that their children will think that their education is important if their parents are their showing them that it is. 500 students= 1000 parents / 181 school day = 5.6 parent volunteers per day.
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