Editor Nayana Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
2:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2013
Some of these comments are unbelievable.
So the solution to the problem is to spend a lot of money to avoid fixing the root cause, which are failing schools? Straight socialism it is? Anyone should be able to go to school anywhere for any reason, at any cost, out of fairness?
If they're going to be bused 1-2 hours from their home each way, why not bus them to Howard County for that matter? Or Montgomery? Wouldn't that be more fair? Jacksonville or Sparks are not much closer in traffic from areas like Halstead than Ellicott City or Columbia.
"Spreading the problems" is not a workable solution either. Ever wonder why so many kids in the Towson/Lutherville area go to private school? It's not because their parents enjoy paying 10k in tuition per kid per year. Too many transfer or title-1 or section 8 kids will destroy a school and turn it bad.
Go look at the data on a school like Pot Spring if you don't understand what I mean. It used to be like Jacksonville, and now it's 2/3 of the way to being a Halstead. Almost 2/3 of the kids there are on FARMS. Anyone concerned about their kid sent them to private school.
All the middle schools in the county are a disaster at this point too. Same reason.
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