New Roosevelt school named after pioneer educator

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For those who know him, Ulysses Byas is larger than life - a pioneering black school superintendent who broke the color barrier in the Deep South, then went on to help rescue a Long Island district from ... Full Story
Tim Blue

Kinston, NC

#1 Oct 8, 2008
A testament to "our" heritage and desire to improve and endure. The very last line in this feature says it all.. I am, at this moment, extremely proud of the students and teachers at Ulysses Byas Elementary School..
walrus

Shepherdstown, WV

#2 Oct 8, 2008
A true fluff piece. There will be Newport butts and fast-food wrappers at the base of the sign that will bear the name of Mr. Byas. I admire that gentleman, because he is an example of the old school generation who actually had to overcome something. In reality, despite what he must say publicly, I suspect that he is extremely disappointed when he looks at Roosevelt in 2008. A lot of hard work by Mr. Byas's generation has been destroyed by more recent generations.
Proud American

Bronx, NY

#3 Oct 8, 2008
walrus wrote:
A true fluff piece. There will be Newport butts and fast-food wrappers at the base of the sign that will bear the name of Mr. Byas. I admire that gentleman, because he is an example of the old school generation who actually had to overcome something. In reality, despite what he must say publicly, I suspect that he is extremely disappointed when he looks at Roosevelt in 2008. A lot of hard work by Mr. Byas's generation has been destroyed by more recent generations.
Can I get an Amen?
Curley

Hauppauge, NY

#4 Oct 8, 2008
I was hoping to see a school named after Mrs. Crabtree.

“We need another Reagan!”

Since: Sep 07

Somewhere in Nassau County, NY

#5 Oct 8, 2008
walrus wrote:
A true fluff piece. There will be Newport butts and fast-food wrappers at the base of the sign that will bear the name of Mr. Byas. I admire that gentleman, because he is an example of the old school generation who actually had to overcome something. In reality, despite what he must say publicly, I suspect that he is extremely disappointed when he looks at Roosevelt in 2008. A lot of hard work by Mr. Byas's generation has been destroyed by more recent generations.
Don't forget the empty 40 oz Old E 800 bottles and empty drug bags all over the ground like the rest of that neighborhood.
Long Island School Rant

Hicksville, NY

#6 Oct 8, 2008
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self learner

Bronx, NY

#7 Oct 8, 2008
i wish them all luck but give it a year before the school starts falling apart and all blame the teachers give it a year before we see that test scores havent improved and again they will blame the teachers give it a year and we will hear how the unions and the teachers have caused this new building with this new name to fail i give it one year sorry!

“The '60s was really stupid”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#8 Oct 8, 2008
"... features entire walls of insulated glass, electronic "smart boards" in place of chalkboards, and video projectors linked to classroom computers."

Holy Moses in the morning! How anybody could be expected to learn math, science or even how to read with out these million $$$ hi tech wonders?
At least now the "Boards" are smarter then the politicians.

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