Of course studies continually show that any gain from these programs evaporates by 3rd grade. What is more important is that this is a HUGE present to the teacher unions. Similarly the move to pump up the minimum wage in addition to pandering for low income votes is ANOTHER gift to unions . . . many union contracts calibrate wages as X% above minimum wage threshold. A bump in the minimum wage thus triggers a whole lot of automatic contract renegotiation for construction and other unions.
The Democratic Party, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Organized Labor. View Comment
This article is very confusing. This center "serves Fairfield and Easton." But it's located in Bridgeport. And, the Fairfield and Easton chiefs of police are all for it. Where did the grant $ come from?
The Five Ws of j-school: Who, what, when, where and why. View Comment
We don't get announcements at the Fairfield station!
We get a) ONLY the "sonar" ping that normally precedes an announcement, or,
b) the ping followed by "Attention at Fairfield" and NOTHING else.
This has been going on for weeks/months. View Comment
When it gets to this level it IS entertainment. It's the normal day-to-day, week in and week out "games" wherein the state profits from the ignorance and desperation of folks that can't afford to play that turns the stomach. We've all been stuck on line at the gas station or supermarket service desk where a retiree in a threadbare coat or a landscape laborer is pouring money across the counter on lottery tickets....their weekly fix. View Comment