Friday, September 12, 2008

"Community Input"; IB Location

On the September "Start a New Post," Anonymous wrote:

Why are the stakeholder's in our public schools (parents, students and teachers) being ignored during the reform process? It seems to me that while meetings are held and committees are being formed to "gather community input", these meetings/committees are a sham, with decisions already being preordained by the district before any meetings are held or committees' recommendations reviewed. Case in point: the newly formed committee to determine where the IB program will be located. The committee was told that Reizenstein and Schenley buildings are off the table and that only Westinghouse and Peabody can be considered. With Westinghouse being located in a neighborhood perceived as unsafe, that leaves Peabody, which is, I believe, where the district wanted the IB program to be located all along. Viola! Community input manipulated to get the outcome that the district wanted in the first place!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, the IB Committee also recently toured Reizenstein, which was supposedly "off the table." Maybe someone has realized that the current Peabody students might not take well to vacating their school and being sent to Westinghouse. It seems like community input matters only as necessary to avoid fights.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say thanks for making these discussion available on this site. As the parent of a fifth grader I am most interested in what our high schools will look like and offer in a few years.

bethoven said...

PPS is going to do whatever it wants to do no matter what any committee decides.

Anonymous said...

Roosevelt bullies his agenda along by pretending to offer choices that are realy 'none' choices. The media dutifully reports that "based on community input....."

Anonymous said...

Until more is learned about what the students at Reizenstein are living with, no way should it be considered as a site for IB.