The article summarizes how parents of children who attend Sunderland Elementary School plan to raise funds for the school; music, art and technology programs were cut after the failed override. Some students have already “choiced out” of Sunderland elementary, while others won’t be known to have choiced out until Sept 2.
Some fear it will only widen the gap between rich and poor school systems and set a dangerous precedent that will make it easier for politicians to shortchange public education. In New York City, parent groups ran afoul of the teachers union for using their own money to hire classroom aides.
Readers are welcome to post their thoughts and knowledge, and take this very unscientific poll posted below.
If there are parents of children in the school that want to share their story via video, I’d be willing to document this aspect of the defeated override.
I received a nice comment from Sunderland Scott Bergeron.
I appreciate the comment and all the views my posts and videos have gotten. I am quite flattered. However, on the topic of reporting, I didn’t do that much reporting (access for blogging is a difficult thing). Most of what I did was compile information. I tried to keep everything as fair and balanced as possible because I am a journalism major. Of course, I wish I could always do more. I just do what I can.
Thank you viewers. I hope you continue to watch and support my work. Of course I will try to deliver the best possible work I can achieve.
I’m wondering what people think of this little sign I found (yes late and after the override vote). What does it mean? What was the author trying to convey besides rejection of Sunderland’s proposed override?
Poetry or propaganda against the Sunderland override
An article regarding cuts the Sunderland Elementary School is facing appeared in The Recorder today. I can’t seem to find it online, but I will link to it if it gets posted.