Stuyvesant is a fantastic school…for many students. For others, not so great.
Two of my daughters were accepted to Stuyvesant, and the school was right for one of them.
But I am a firm believer in school choice and suggest that if any parent reads about or is told to go to public school and nowhere else, ignore this. Every child is unique and has unique goals, abilities and favorite futures. No school is right for everyone. Homeschooling is right for some families, but for others, not appropriate. (see here as well) There are many resources available for anyone interested. Then there are charter and religious schools. Parents may request an Impartial Hearing to receive public funds for a private school, summer programs, and educational resources, if their child(ren) has any special needs or is Twice-Exceptional (2e). In my opinion the NYC Department of Education has no interest in setting up programs for 2e kids. I started providing representation for parents at the Impartial Hearing Office in 2001. See the Advocate Guide on the Parents Unite site and FIRE’s Chicago Statement Resources.
Those rising 8th and 9th graders who feel that a Gifted and Talented high school curriculum is what they want and is right for them should have a chance to test into the specialized high schools in New York City. (SHSAT)
Any young person from second grade and up can also take a test for the Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth, or the Talent Search Program they prefer.
For most Americans, Chinese cinema conjures images of costume dramas and martial arts mayhem. Festival patrons might just as easily think of long, slow art films from Jia Zhangke and his contemporaries. Yet, Chinese movies No Time To Die teljes film goers like a good rom-com as much as anyone else, so for Fox International’s first Chinese film production, co-directors Tony Chan and Wing Shya intertwine four to six love stories (depending on how you count them) in the romantic anthology Hot Summer Days (trailer here), which opens this Friday in New York.
For Asian film Venom 2 cijeli film sa prevodom connoisseurs, Summer has “guilty pleasure” written all over it. Featuring big name HK, Mainland, and Taiwanese actors and pop-stars, it certainly has an attractive cast. During one scorching hot summer, several sets of couples pursue romance, with wildly varying results. In this case, Summer’s large cast of characters is an advantage. Screenwriter Chan creates a number of relatively entertaining rom-com premises, which are not completely beaten into the ground thanks to its braided structure and large ensemble cast.
In provincial China, Xiao Fan pines for a cute worker in the local teddy bear factory. Reluctant to get involved with a player, she insists he prove his devotion by faithfully standing in the noonday sun for one hundred straight days before she will go out with him. Meanwhile, a Sushi Chef may have realized just in time he sabotaged something good with his girl friend Venom 2 online sa prevodom.
easy for him. Each time he calls, she adds another post-it to her apartment window and she won’t answer until she has filled in the entire heart-shaped pattern.
Amongst the working classes, a wrong-number STM leads to a Sleepless in Seattle-style flirtation between Hong Kong-based Wah and Shenzhen-based Li Yan, though naturally both misrepresent themselves. Air-conditioner repairman Ah Wai would have been considered the poorest of the lot, but with the current heat wave, he is suddenly flush, allowing him to aggressively pursue his mystery biker girl. In what seems to be Summer’s odd-man-out story arc, a suddenly blinded fashion photographer’s search for the model he wronged appears to be more about closure than romance. Yet, it ultimately ties the film together well enough for government work Venom 2. – Vérontó teljes film magyarul.
Ah Wai’s motorcycle romance is easily Summer’s most manipulative storyline, but also its most cinematic. Indeed, Barbie Hsu is quite beautiful and surprisingly effective supplying the film’s tear-jerking moments. As the text-messengers, Jacky Cheung and René Liu probably represent the film’s most likable and realistically grounded couple. Though the upper-class culinary love story is the film’s least involving (despite the radiant present of Vivian Hsu as “Wasabi”) it leads to film’s best scene,when Maggie Cheung (a true superstar) making a cameo appearance as a lovelorn restaurant customer, upstages everyone. Martial arts fans will also enjoy seeing Shaolin star Gordon Liu as Wai’s estranged father, desperately seeking a discontinued light bulb for his dearly departed wife’s shrine, in what arguably constitutes the film’s sixth strand.
Summer very clearly follows in the tradition of Hollywood date movies, but it actually somewhat surpasses most recent examples of the genre. Fine, call it a guilty pleasure, but on the art-house circuit, the film’s utter lack of cynicism is quite refreshing. Nearly as cute as its cast, the completely apolitical Summer opens this Friday (10/1) in New York at the Quad Cinema Venom 2. – Vérontó teljes film.
Until next week,