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The debate over burying power lines has gained momentum as Mid-Atlantic and New England regions have been hit with fierce weather. Many residents have called to embed lines in the earth due to increased neighborhood blackouts in the wake of extreme storms, but some industry experts say problems would still be persistent with the extraordinary cost of laying electrical wires underground as well as repair difficulties.
No one wants to admit it, but all those beautiful, mature trees that line our driveways are the culprits more often than not.”
There may be areas of the country where overhead [lines] are better, but where there are trees, wind and snow underground — it is obviously better.
The eight years [living] in Westchester I’ve spent around five times longer without power than I did in twenty years in the North of Scotland.”
Commentary from a Los Angeles elementary schoolteacher on a study done by the educational nonprofit organization, The New Teacher Project, which estimated in their report, “The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools,” that the country’s 50 largest school districts lose almost 10,000 “excellent” teachers a year.
Where did you find a tool that will distinguish high-performing teachers from low performing teachers?”
Problem is getting rid of poor teachers. The unions make it all but impossible to get rid of a bad teacher.”
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