Sunday, January 8, 2012

Two Posts in a Day.. Sorry, but....

I am furious!

My hometown and surrounding area news announced yesterday that they are closing 49 Catholic school after the end of this school year. 44 elementary schools + 5 high schools = FORTY NINE SCHOOLS.

I understand that money is involved, and I won't pretend that I am fully educated on this subject. However, I just don't get it. My heart breaks for the thousands of students who are being uprooted. For the parents who will have to drive an hour to the next closest Catholic school to bring their children. In some cases, schools with highly successful academics, sports, programs, etc. are being closed, while schools without these programs, or even gyms, remain open. What? Again, I really don't know. If you have the answers, speak up!

What about the students? Class sizes at the other schools will be through the roof. The schools that I've visited don't have extra space for new classrooms to accomodate new classrooms/homerooms.
What about the teachers? So many lost jobs, when it is already close to impossible to find one.
What about the families? Will they be forced to public school their kids if their personal circumstances don't allow a switch for next year?

[[[I'll add that I have been public schooled since first grade, so this doesn't affect me directly. My dad's elementary school and high school were both on the closed list.]]]

END OF RANT! Sorry, I needed to vent to a crowd who will at least possibly kind of maybe feel my frustration!

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  1. The same thing is possibly happening to my school at the end of the year! They told us (after making it public knowledge) and have been holding hearings to get public opinion. We will know for sure on the 17th. Your right it sucks for everyone involved!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  2. I teach at a Catholic school! We have really low enrollment so we are sort of going on a year-to-year basis.... if we close, I just hope I have a few years under my belt so I can appeal to some principal out there!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  3. Just stopping by to see what you are doing currently! Come by when you get a chance!

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  4. Hi Meghan! I get your rant! Frustrating isn't it. Seems like wrong decisions are being made everywhere. Anyway, just dropped by to say I love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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