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Students vs. civics on MVB co-location

Hundreds rally to protest new school at Van Buren HS; civics support DOE

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  • OnlineOpinion posted at 3:07 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    DOE thinks a handful of people who sit on civic associations are speak for the entire community. At the DOE Joint Public Hearing on Wed. Oct. 23 at MVBHS, at 4 civic associations local to MVBHS stated they are against co-location. The education groups in D26 that represent the D26 parents, PTAs, students and teachers are against the co-location. At the Oct. 23 meeting it was clear D26's Community District Education Council was against the co-location and the D26 consortium of D26 PTAs (known as Presidents Council) was against co-location. The high school's PTA and SLT were also against the co-location. These groups are populated with leaders who know what is happening in education because they have children in the school system. They all recognize co-location isn't good for anybody in D26.

    In fact, if the co-location is approved on Wed. Oct. 30th by the PEP panel, then D26 can blame the Glen Oaks Village Coop et al when the DOE rams the next co-location into K-5 or middle school in the district, or places a charter school inside the district boundaries.