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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The irrefutably poor logic of Vitti and the School board

Magnet schools, specialty schools which are designed to drawn their enrollment from the entire city have long been controversial. I am not a fan of the academic magnet schools especially since every school now has some advanced academic program, in my opinion this makes them obsolete.

That being said I am a big fan of specialty schools like Douglas Anderson and Frank Peterson that aren't replicated elsewhere.

They have also been blamed by the district for declining enrollment at numerous schools (along with charters and McKay scholarships). Vitti has said time and time again that parents have chosen to send their kids elsewhere.

So what does the district do to stem the tide? Well yesterday they approved three more dedicated magnet schools including two high schools (Ed White, Wolfson and Fort Caroline).

Um if the problem is Magnet Schools drawing students away, then why would we create three more? Am I missing something here?

The districts solution to the problem is to make the problem worse.

Welcome to Duval County.

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