I also believe schools not just have a right but a responsibility to try new things. That being said I think the district began to salivate when they saw this doe-eyed features reporter coming, because they knew she was not the one to let us know what was really happening at Butler, instead her one job would be to put a cherry on top of whatever the district told her .
Nothing crazy, nothing unfair.
The entire talk was over in thirty minutes and we did not get an expose or I believe even truly informed and instead we got a puff piece from a rookie reporter that pushed the district agenda in and attempted to give them a much needed win despite dubious evidence and cover for a juries still out expansion of single gender classes.
Like I said above there are undoubtedly great things going on at Butler but you know what? There were undoubtedly great things going on at Butler last year too. Dedicated teachers showing up with their sleeves rolled up to teach a lot of great kids. I believe the difference is this years staff is getting a lot more help.
The sad truth is we have problems in education and a lot of those are the fault of the media, they don’t ask tough questions and they just regurgitate what they are told, it’s shameful and embarrassing and it's holding our schools and city back. Tessa Duvall and the Times Union should be ashamed for printing such claptrap and calling it news.