Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mr. Mayor, about the 67% graduation rate for Jersey City high schoolers...

We noticed you haven't addressed this nugget of info. 67% is the graduation rate at Jersey City high schools. When Johnny went to school 67% was barely keeping your head above water with a D-. Now, Jersey City does indeed have a new boss running the schools, Marcia V. Lyles. Mr. Mayor you may be tempted to tell us she needs time to bring these numbers up. You might be tempted to tell us Rome wasn't built in a day. You may be tempted to gloss over these numbers while you run for reelection because new blood is on the job.

Don't be tempted Mayor. The guy mainly responsible for these failing grades is running on YOUR reelection ticket or maybe you didn't notice Charles Epps Jr., the guy who had Ms. Lyles' job for over a decade, is running for the Ward A City Council seat with your backing.

So, once again Mr. Mayor, how about a comment on these horrible graduation rates and what YOU  specifically plan on doing to help schools, we mean other than having your Ward A candidate call Jersey City school girls "our worst enemy."

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