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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Duval County School Board uses magic beans to fix problem schools

If you had any faith in the district as you were sending your children across town to flee their failing neighborhood schools or waking them up at six so they an catch the bus to their magnet schools, it should have been totally obliterated today.

For the bargain basement price of 1.9 million dollars or 30 art teachers, the district contracted with Educational Directions to manage the last three intervene high schools. In case you were still on the fence about hope, you should know 6 of our 14 neighborhood high schools are considered some of the worse in Florida.

They completed the arrangement today one day after children arrived. This means we have no plan, we have no leadership and we obviously don’t have any calendars, why did we go through all that Duval Partners mess by the way, all we have is nearly two million dollars to throw at the problem.

Next year when all the schools are in the same place they are now, I wonder what we’ll try then? Probably magic beans.


  1. I find it interesting that the management thinks its a management problem. Does this mean with fewer schools to manage DCSB has to many managers for its payroll