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Information, news, ideas - that's the juice that gets
an accountable school district. When a few school board members
control all the juice, they decidehow the school system works.
Or how it won't work.
Greenwich doesn't have to worry that much about parents and
the single family home-owners doing the right thing if they have
the facts about what their school board is up to.
But if they don't get the facts, the whole thing falls apart.
The Hamilton Avenue School construction fiasco and the
Hamilton Avenue contaminated modular classrooms provides the
perfect example of how things fall apart when the local news media
fails to do it's job.
Who, What, When Where, But Not Why?
The parents and taxpayers in the Greenwich Public School system
are not told by their local news media why Glenville School Principal
Marc D'Amico was suspended.
05/28/08 Greenwich Post And Greenwich Time Websites Have Breaking
Glenville School News. Where's The Greenwich Citizen?
During the last month the local news media in school districts around
the world were fully informed as to why their school principals were
However, the single family home-owners who pay the extravagant
salaries of failed school administrators are kept in the dark.
Greenwich School Superintendent Betty Sternberg and her failed
school board have placing the taxpayers on a "need to know" basis.
And Sterberg and her crownies will let the folks who pay the bills
whenand what they "need to know"
New York PostThe cost to send a letter may have gone up again, but buyers in Greenwich know the price of a postage-stamp property (i.e., humongous house, tiny plot of land) has never been cheap. So all the more reason to appreciate the value of this estate, set on 4 "park-like" acres on a private cul-de-sac in "prime mid-country."
Naturally -- he being Russian, this being Greenwich -- he expects to tear down this old house and erect his own new 54,000- square-foot place. Like me, Valery Kogan overcame great odds to become a capitalist success. (I went to Penn, for example; Valery was born in a police state, and given a girl's name, to boot.)Having made it this far he clearly never imagined that anyone might try to stop him from going even further. But then he met the organized proletariat of Greenwich...
``Who needs that many toilets?'' one of the protesting nimrods of Greenwich put it to Bloomberg News, speaking for the whole miserable rabble.
Well, for a start, Valery Kogan needs 26 toilets. He also needs someone to explain the need. Allow me.
To begin with -- and it depresses me that I find myself instructing citizens of Greenwich on the special needs of the very rich -- the seriously wealthy don't use their houses as ordinary people do....
Put this way you can see the true genius of Valery Kogan. Virtually every other form of conspicuous consumption in America has been bought and paid for; in the brain space that ordinary people reserve for the obsessive contemplation of the rich, there was hardly any real estate left.
Cars, houses, animals, furs, jewels, islands: From the point of view of the ordinary person looking for something to envy all are ``been there, done that.''
``Toilets!'' I can imagine Valery saying to himself, late on one cold Russian night, ``I will buy more toilets than any man on earth and the American people will speak of me with wonder.'' And they do.==============================================
Sylwester Lemanski was this close to selling a $400,000 Lamborghini to a Wall Street investment banker.
The customer had been eyeing the car for months at the dealership Lemanski manages. He had decided on the model and color -- a titanium Murcielago -- and needed only to sign on the bottom line.
Then, as financial markets teetered in March and layoffs mounted on Wall Street, the customer started getting cold feet. Lemanski could feel the deal slipping away.
"After a little bit you just have to ask someone the question: 'Are we, or are we not?' " Lemanski recalled. "He said, 'Sorry, not.' He said what's going on with all the investment banks was stopping him from making the purchase....Business on HuffingtonPost.com - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/feeds/verticals/business/index.xml