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I live in Albany and my daughter's elementary school is one that is slated for closure. I am in the minority of people when I say this, but I am not upset about the school closing. The school where my daughter will transfer to is a good school, equal distant from our house as her current school. I would rather have the district consolidate schools and preserve smaller class sizes than cut teaching staff or move to a 4-day school week.
I am appalled by the state of our school system. I am also frustrated by the fact that we keep hearing "recession, recession, recession" yet any time I eat out or shop the restaurants are full, the stores are busy. We are not so poor as a state or as a country that we can't afford to do better for our children. Shame on us the taxpayers for our short-sightedness.
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