In 1983, long before they blossomed into a beloved institution, the nascent career of indie-pop nonconformists They Might Be Giants was briefly derailed by twin misfortunes: John Linnell broke his wrist in a bicycle accident, and John Flansburgh's Brooklyn apartment was burglarized — the thieves stole much of the equipment Flansburgh and Linnell used to play live.
This deep into the hunt for the Super Bowl, the championship games are often analyzed in a similar fashion: who’s got the better quarterback? Which defense is superior? Does either team have an especially doofy coach just itching to make a bone-headed, season-ending mistake? But these extremely scientific analyses often ignore the human element of football. And in the playoffs, that can be the difference between victory or defeat.
TEST TAKERS Nearly 78 percent of 11th-graders last year had taken the SAT at least once during high school, up from just over 50 percent the previous year, thanks to a new initiative that lets all juniors take the test for free during the school day. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York PostCOLLEGE READY?
@elizashapiro Yeah but not every supe floats in and out of private sector. Some have only worked in school districts, where 115 K isn't chump change. Agreed that school board adds another layer of politics, but NYC job is plenty complicated and political.
@elizashapiro Agreed that pay may not be top priority for most candidates, but it's still a consideration--and has been one reason past candidates have turned down the job. Probably bigger issue now is having hands tied by 2nd term mayor looking for consistency, not big changes...
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Selecting a term
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