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Was economics included in this decision. Especially with regards to boundary changes. From what I see we still have a huge disparity between the haves and have not's.
It looks like the low income families in the Marshall area will be sent to low income schools (Madison & Franklin) It's looking like were keeping poor people together and rich people together.
Sunnyside has a strong environmental program. How does that continue into Grant? Madison has a strong environmental program, that would be the obvious transition.
I was under the impression that the focus option would be centrally located. Marshall is hardly central. Do you really believe students are going to seek out this option, considering it's distance from most high schools?
From my perspective, Grant, Lincoln, Wilson, and Cleveland remain virtually the same. Equity, I don't think so. Equity in programming is one aspect. Socio-economic equity is another. I thought we were looking at both scenarios.
I questioned the rational for making changes at Benson and Marshall. It seems as though these school would have a hard time fighting to keep there schools as they are. Marshall with 3 small schools would be hard pressed to colabarate. Benson is not a neighborhhod school, so community support would be hard to achieve. It looks as though this was the easy way out. Make changes to the schools that have little parent and community involvement. They will be less likely to fight this.
Grant expressed their ability to go all the way to fight any significant change. Lincoln threatened that they were at a tipping point of putting their kids in private school.
Was the district bought by the rich? It sure looks that way. Is the private donor who is helping with transition money affliated with a particular high school? Please help me to understand how this plan will help all kids.
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