Esteemed Educator Faces Opposition As He Takes Over Hempstead School District

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An esteemed educator known for fixing failing New York City schools is ready to roll up his sleeves in one of the worst performing school districts on Long Island. So why is there opposition?

By a razor-thin margin, the Hempstead school board recently made big waves with its choice for a new superintendent in a district that 99 percent minority, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported.

“A Hasidic Jew is not somebody you’re going to find in Hempstead,” Dr. Shimon Waronker said.

That is, until now.

Waronker has a Harvard Phd. and a history of working wonders. He’s now tasked with turning around a district with a paltry 48 percent graduation rate.

“I’m very hopeful,” he said. “I don’t see how my religion is going to affect –other than Jews value education, and I bring that philosophy and spirit to this district. And the children will be like my children.”

It’s a district fraught with administrative chaos, dysfunctional classrooms and alleged rampant nepotism, Gusoff reported.

The former Army intelligence officer turned around violent city schools by suspending gang members, firing substandard teachers and instituting uniforms. Does he plan to bring that style to Hempstead?

“One has to have discipline in order for there to be a safe community, but at the same time, there has to be love,” Waronker said.

Choosing him came as a result of the district’s first ever national search. Opponents say the community didn’t have enough input.

“The board majority took the liberty to sort of kind of silence the community,” Hempstead School Board member David Gates said. “This is going to be the new superintendent, and you have no say.”

The opponents are even planning a protest.

“This is a matter of racism, and that’s very sad. We have to come together instead of continuing to foster this otherness,” fellow school board member Melissa Figueroa said.

“The deadly seven words ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it,’ is a curse upon the Hempstead School District,” civil rights attorney Fred Brewington said.

Waronker, an immigrant from Chile, speaks fluent Spanish. He plans to begin with a listening tour, meeting every teacher one-on-one.

Waronker said he’s not deterred by high expectations, and it’s low expectations that for years have harmed the district.

His contract is for four years. He said a long term commitment is needed to make significant improvements.

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Neiman Marcus Is Selling a $1,425 Maison Margiela Destroyed Sneaker

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Well, if you’re looking for a pair of equally distressed sneakers to go with your $425 USD fake mud jeans sold at Nordstrom, then you may want to check out these Maison Margiela destroyed kicks for sale through Neiman Marcus.

The white and yellow high-tops, which retail for a cool $1,425 USD, come equipped with large rips and holes, various scratches and peeled leather. According to the retailer, the shoes have “heavy distressing,” of which some fashion heads will reference as being avant-garde.

So if you’re not into straight wrecking a pair of previously purchased kicks from your closet, hit up Neiman Marcus for some high fashion joints that come pre-destroyed.

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Neiman Marcus Is Selling a $1,425 Maison Margiela Destroyed Sneaker

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Well, if you’re looking for a pair of equally distressed sneakers to go with your $425 USD fake mud jeans sold at Nordstrom, then you may want to check out these Maison Margiela destroyed kicks for sale through Neiman Marcus.

The white and yellow high-tops, which retail for a cool $1,425 USD, come equipped with large rips and holes, various scratches and peeled leather. According to the retailer, the shoes have “heavy distressing,” of which some fashion heads will reference as being avant-garde.

So if you’re not into straight wrecking a pair of previously purchased kicks from your closet, hit up Neiman Marcus for some high fashion joints that come pre-destroyed.

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Check Our Revolt TV’s “Rolling Loud” Festival In Miami Livestream

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Emmanuel Macron campaign hacked on eve of French election

En Marche! movement says posting of massive email leak on document-sharing site ‘clearly amounts to democratic destabilisation as was seen in the US’

The campaign of the French presidential frontrunner, Emmanuel Macron, has said it has been the target of a “massive and coordinated” hacking attack after tens of thousands of internal emails and other documents were released online.

Related: Obama backs Macron in last-minute intervention in French election

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Wireless Weakness Leads to a Verizon Warning on Credit Rating

Verizon Communications Inc. warned it won’t be able to raise its credit rating as quickly as promised after a major debt ratings firm gave the company less room for error in a sagging wireless industry. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

Amber Rose Is Sexy AF — But Serious About No Mouth Stuff — In Future’s Mask Off Vid!

Every Amber Rose has its thorn mask. Or something.

In Future‘s fiery music video for Mask Off, the video vixen writhes around the rapper as he drives through a war zone of a city.

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But while Muva’s curves and attitude may be on full display, her lips are not. She’s wearing some kind of barbed face mask that looks like she could kill with a kiss.

No wonder she was annoyed when she got asked about the perceived makeout sesh on Twitter:

Indy not trying to ‘poach’ F1 drivers after Alonso

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