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:
– 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.
— Rachel Barnhart (@rachbarnhart) August 30, 2013