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Friday, December 23, 2011

Duval County votes to close A school and open two F schools

I will admit there are more than a few questions as to why the county decided to operate a defacto private school at the Bank of America complex but for all intensive purposes it was both a model and very successful school. The decision to close it is made even more puzzling when one considers it will only save the county 310 thousand dollars, less than a drop in a billion dollar budget. This coincidently is the value of the pay and benefits our superintendent receives annually.

However there are lots of unanswered questions about the decision by the board to give the go ahead for two more KIPP schools. The first KIPP School received the lowest grade of any school in Northeast Florida and furthermore there are lots of questions about how they achieve their overall success nationwide. Would it have been too much to ask that the first KIPP School experience some success before more KIPP schools are opened? I guess to the school board it was.

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