Does anyone remember School #34, Congress Ave., Superintendent Rivera. The school needed too much work, it had to be closed for renovation. The school was closed. Students and staff were moved to a leased building across town, breaking up the makeup of the student body and the community. It was unsafe and unfit so it was closed and district staff was moved into the building with no significant repairs made. Once everything quieted down and, still without significant renovation, School #34 became School #10, Dr. Walter Cooper academy.
We moved the existing school out, leased another building for years, renovated that building, and then moved another school into the exact same location. Now, we are repeating the same madness with School #16.
This district continues to make the same bad decisions over and over and the children schooled by this district continue to fail over and over again. Unfortunately, we continue to vote for the same Board Members over and over again.
How long will Rochester’s citizens continue to allow our children to be placed in and schooled by a system of education that can only guarantee a less than 50% success rate?
How long will Rochester’s citizens allow the Board of Education and our superintendent’s to continue to waste our hard earned tax dollars creating post failure programs, aimed at correcting our failures instead of insuring our success?
How long will the citizens continue to allow, those for whom we voted, to ignore our voice, while throwing us crumbs from our table, telling us to be satisfied and content while they repeat their mistakes?
Our educational leaders are not making the right decisions. They will be busing more students not fewer. They will be moving to a K-8 system though it’s costly and hasn’t proven to be successful. They refuse to lower class sizes at the Pre-K through 3rd Grade level.
It is not their fault our children are failing, it is our choice to continue to elect the same leaders year after year believing that things will change.
We can’t change their minds so we must change our leaders!
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