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Car Keys featuredRochester didn’t fare well in a recent study on car crashes.

City residents are 15.2 percent more likely to get into an accident within 10 years compared to drivers in the rest of the country, according to Allstate Insurance Company’s annual report. Residents go an average of 8.7 years between accidents. Although Rochester’s population ranked 103rd of all cities in the study, it ranked 131 among cities with the best drivers.

Allstate found 70 percent of vehicles involved in crashes are drivable, meaning most crashes are low-speed fender benders.


Email to me from parent angry about cuts to art & music at her son’s school:

(The RCSD implemented a new master schedule, which meant cuts to electives at some schools and gains at others.)

I am dismayed at all of the changes in our school for this upcoming year. I really don’t see why Central Office doesn’t trust our teachers and principal to do their jobs. If the intent is to suck the joy out of learning, schedule children within an inch of their lives, and frustrate good teachers into burnout, then Central Office’s Master Schedule and the Common Core Curriculum have already succeeded.


Links of the Day:

Kodak will emerge from bankruptcy this week.

– The final day of a New York City music festival was canceled after two suspected overdose deaths. A Rochester man is among the victims.

– There are 12,500 fewer teachers in New York since 2010.

Why are CVS receipts so long?!


3 Responses to Rochester Fares Poorly in Accident Study

  1. September 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm Alexei Tetenov responds:

    The final day of a New York City music festival was canceled after two suspected overdoes deaths. A Rochester man is among the victims.

    overdoes ? – you may want to re-word this…

    Keep up the good work!

  2. September 3, 2013 at 10:06 am Lee Drake responds:

    I am tired of hearing the complaining from everyone about the school district changes. So far all I hear is how no one wants anything to change – and yet the schools are failing in their job to educate. When THAT is brought up it’s always someone else’s fault than the school and teachers. We need to fix the problem. To fix the problem we need to change things. Change isn’t always comfortable but when less than 5% of your students pass common core standards that the nation has set for performance then you need to take a hard look at how you’re doing the job today – and CHANGE THINGS. No one seems to mind that our schools crank out young adults unprepared for the work world in their sympathy for “overworked and underpaid” teachers.

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