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Links: Facilities master plan recommendations

By Erika Owens on Nov 1, 2011 01:22 PM

Here's a quick annotated reference of links and resources for "phase four" of the facilities master plan:

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Comments (4)

Submitted by Teach (not verified) on November 1, 2011 8:41 pm

"Rightsizing" in this case is Orwellian Newspeak. Many of the schools they claim are underpopulated aren't - the the plan seems to be to send the students occupying them to schools that are already overcrowded. Nothing, but nothing the SDP does is for the benefit of students. It is really heartbreaking.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 2, 2011 7:42 am

It's all bought and paid for cronieism --I made up the word, of course. Yes, it is disgraceful and we all need to start resisting this corporate take over and yes, that's REALLY what it is. Separating the haves from the have nots is nothing new but this is so massive and blatant. Saving money, my butt. Saving money to give to the rich is much more accurate a description.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 2, 2011 9:11 am

Please support a Philly school as we battle budget cuts! Vaux HS is in the running for a $10K grant, and we need your support. Vote here: http://www.henkelhelps.com/vote-now.aspx

We're one of 5 high schools in the country eligible and we need your support to stay in first place in the voting!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 2, 2011 12:46 pm

I'm as critical of the District as the next person but something has to be done. I've been to many schools that are half empty which isn't ideal either. Gonna reserve judgment until I see the recommendations. I work there too and constantly complaining without doing anything is not helpful. We're not all lazy under qualified idiots. Many of us work hard and care. Fear mongering and perpetuating stereotypes is not what helps our kids. Seems like the notebook has become a venting space for adults who are only interested in their own interests rather than true collaboration and considering what is needed for the entire district. I'd love to hear actual recommendations as to how to solve the facilities issue without consolidations, closures, or reconfigurations. Where are the suggestions? I don't know that much about rightsizing but would love for people to provide alternatives.

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