Last evening, our legislators bid farewell to our state capitol for another session, and headed out probably looking forward to a long, hot, summer campaign. The one thing they accomplished in the waning hours was the passing of the legislation concerning school teacher evaluations. It was passed with the caveat that the results of the evaluations would be made accessible only to the parents or guardians of the students. This came to the dismay of some politicians including bigmouth — I have more money than god — NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. These evaluations cannot become public. Like teachers, practically anyone with a job is evaluated on some level for job performance. If you work for the government for example, you could be evaluated by your boss, then his/her boss, and then his/her boss. Chances are that along the line somewhere, you pissed off someone, and that led to a less than satisfactory evaluation. Or maybe your boss is a complete jackass; or maybe you went out with his/her ex-girlfriend/boyfriend; or he/ she has hated your guts from the get go for no apparent reason. If these evaluations become public, a prospective employer could have access to them, and like Facebook postings, they could have some negative affect. Nice job legislators; and have a nice summer.……….Probably nobody will care about this, but I am going to run with it anyway. If you travel to the area around the nano complex, it’s hard not to notice the ongoing construction of the roadway system. What you don’t notice is the method of construction of the proposed bridge that will carry Washington Avenue over Fuller Road. The approaches for the bridge are being constructed using mother earth. Talk about green construction. The company that’s doing the project are pro’s. The area will be closed this weekend for work around the I-90 interchange. Go by Monday morning and see what was accomplished over the weekend. You will be amazed.
And that is “The Daily Take”