How do you plan to get around the fact that the IB program requires at least 15 miles between IB locations of the same level? Gtown High and Ridgeway high are about 5 miles apart.
I know, the IB rules don't apply to you!
And so, it begins.
Which school will get the students? Where will the money be spent? Will it matter? Will there be more than 400 students enrolled in GHS come fall of 2014? 2015? Will GHS still be a part of SCS? Will Southwind and Germantown HIgh Schools get all the money to stop the hemorrhage? What happens if they don't? Will there still be an IB program after the 2014-15 school year? Does it really not matter and have no effect on a school population size if there are no AP courses available? Since there are no AP classes at GHS, where will those students be sent? Packing?
January 22 is right around the corner.
Double down and spin the wheel HARD! The odds can really change!
This won't take long.
Ridgeway will not lose it's IB status to Germantown. This question has already been asked and answered . Germantown students will be primarily made up of the students that live in the unincorporated areas of the county.
As far as AP courses, they are strictly voluntary. A school may cut out some or all of it's AP programs due to low enrollment, however, it will not have an effect on the school.
The majority of the SCS BOE will be from Memphis proper, and they will not take IB away from a mostly African American School and keep one in an exclusive suburban muni.
It was you, Homer that suggested that those strange kids that don't live in Germantown will cause trouble and property values to fall. Yes, that is a racist statement.
As far as me being small in character, think what you may, but, I have and still can run rings around you when it comes to government and political operations and the area of civil rights.
Let me also tell you that my children hold no special allegiance to to Ridgeway. It is not like legacy schools such as Booker T. Washington, Melrose, etc. Germantown High School is about the same distance from my house as Ridgeway High. Me nor my kids care which one it would be.
It is about time a Republican can see what Democrats has see for five years. Holden must go, so the Election office can be ran with fairness, hopefully.
I had no intention of playing the protagonist. I have only given you the other side as seen by your fellow residents and ranted about on facebook. I have no vested interest in Gtown other than some kids I care about and some teachers that I am close to. The kids will be fine because regardless, its temporary for them. I do worry about my teacher friends who have already been through a considerable amount of stress.
Ridgeway will loose. The IB program has rules about how close in two programs can be in proximity. SCS received a one year waiver already based on the potential for loosing the program to MSDs. Not to mention that SCS cannot afford the $10K for three programs or the budgetary requirements ($89,000 per program). Ridgeway issued 9 IB diplomas last year. Gtown issued 25. Gtown has several more courses and more experienced teachers and better IB scores. Not to mention, they have put in the settlement that Gown high will be an optional and the IB is the ONLY thing that may keep some students at the school. Ridgeway has been on a thin foundation for several years running. You are absolutely right on the AP program. Gtown has virtually no AP courses and Ridgeway continues to loose them based on waning enrollment. This means opportunities for the advanced kids will be small and gives even less incentive for either optional program.
What OTP has always failed to acknowledge is that its not only his own perceptions that become reality.
Played me like a drum. That will NEVER happen. Sorry but keep your sick fantasies to yourself. Your projections of your own tremendous inadequacies are really pitiful. What is even more predictable is your projections of your own character defects. You juvenile need to cling rigidly to old survival systems because they are familiar is just a sad testament to the fact that you are just a small man both in character and in stature.
This is a AWESOME article on my friend Snipes! Hope that the goal is attainable!
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Not just stuff. Really really nice stuff.
And I don't want you to think the system let my late wife down. I had insurance, but I didn't think she was pulling her own weight, so I took her off the policy and put my second wife on who could pull like crazy, at least for a while. Then you know, I had to go with illegal immigrants who needed a green card, and voila, Babette a 6th cousin of Peugeot lineage and somehow beneficiary of the GM bailout. What a great country. Now if only we can make the next Pope, American. And with the present one's attitude, how long can he last?
Racism? Again? Really? Is that old canard supposed to stop people from calling the cops? That may work in your neighborhood, but it won't work in G'town. I know better.
Homer is correct, either ridgeway or G'town will lose it's IB program. SCS won't be able to justify both. There is also the issue of AP classes that won't have the needed 15 students as required by SCS.
Those are toast.
Put it all together in a can, close the top, shake hard.
The Wharton adminstration is hiding something ? They keep changing the figures if we find out this park is only worth 5 million the other 15 million is going in somebody pocket its been losing money for a while , Janis Fullilove is correct its being pushed hard and they dont want nobody to question them on it even councilman Lee and others dont trust the Mayor why should the voters come 2015, to all doubters change will come
Let's see how it plays out, OTP. ... Are you a betting man?
Homer is showing a little bias with the last post. Homer automatically believes that because African American students will be bused into your neighborhoods, the same as been for 30 years, it will present a monumental problem.
Because those students will spend between 6 and 7 hours per day, 5 days at week, within the confines of those schools, there will be trouble and, of course, as bigoted whites have said, this in itself will cause your property values to fall.
Nonsense! I would hope that with that attitude and mentality, Homer will resign from the SCS and take a position in one of the msds.
Now that my charade is over, it is time to set some things straight. A response to your silly post is really beneath, however, this one time I will respond.
The agreement is between the SCS and the MSD of Germantown. As prescribed by law, attendance agreements can be made to cover a specified number of kids or all of the kids from the other Lea. No formal transfers are needed because the agreement is a blanket approval for all of the kids from Germantown, should they desire to remain with the SCS.
Make no mistake, all of the Germantown kids that choose to stay in those schools will be under the aegis of the SCS, not the Germantown MSD. The SCS want all of the ADA funding that it can get.
Homer, I have played you like a drum for these few years and you still have not realized it. You are a true novice in the field of civil rights and negotiations.
I understand what you mean about the neighborhood school homer, but I went to GES, and I rode the bus even though I lived in Germantown. It isn't the most perfectly ideal situation, but I don't see that having to drive 5 minutes further to your child's elementary school will bring an undesirable element to the neighborhood. I just don't buy that it would outweigh the impact of being zoned to a more desirable school.
I say that as someone who has lived in Germantown most of my life. I know how the discussions work when someone moves to the area. When they move to the city of Germantown, most try to find a house in the Houston district first. That's why values are better in 38139. You've just taken the Houston district and expanded it to cover ALL of Germantown, so I would believe the net impact to values within Germantown will be a positive, especially for those in 38138.
I understand some of the gnashing of teeth, but from a purely financial standpoint, I think those residents just made money.
Robsepierre, you're either a rank hypocrite or just too young to remember what Jimmy Naifeh (D-Covington) did for years as Speaker of the House in Tennessee. Republicans in Tennessee were shoehorned into the most god-awful gerrymandered districts under his tenure. Both sides should stop the practice, but compare district maps under Democrats and Republicans in Tennessee over the last 25 years, and you tell me what party has been the worst offender.
There are two viewpoints. Yours is one side where the change in zoning to better schools is a boost to property value.
The other side sees the issue of the neighborhood school. A great majority of the kids that will now attend the 3Gs are not part of the actual neighborhood. There will be no walkers. This perception leads to the belief that the students are less invested in the neighborhood and this leads to an undesirable element in the neighborhood. This will element will lower property values.
I've worked at three different schools that were deeply entrenched as neighborhood schools. Neighborhood complaints often involve the name of the kid that caused the problem. It makes a good relationship. Can you image how the Gtown residents are going to make SCS and the 3Gs life miserable when it comes to any problem involving kids that are not even part of the neighborhood? You think SCS has PR problems now. Optional schools are not going to fix this problem.
Somebody needs to read the agreement. There is already a provision for students to remain at their currently zoned schools. No transfer required.
Bye Bye Ridgeway IB
And look for other MAJOR changes coming in SCS zoning
I can see you. Trying to convence people that you made yourself look like an idiot on purpose. It won't work.'they can still see that you really have no interest in the ethical or moral concerns of others and only wish to take some of their money so that you can spend it on stuff for yourself.
Do journalists in Memphis perform any due diligence? I swear that you can't open a Memphis publication without an article with Berger's name in it. If anyone writing these articles asked just a couple of questions they would find that Berger has been fired from every company that he has had anything to do with. I don't know who the investor is on this desperate project but I bet that Berger has no skin in the deal other than his glowing reputation, his only currency.
Get over this guy Memphis, he isn't worth your time or money.
No way Cat, little Zuzu(now at Goldman Sachs) says, every time a bell rings George Bailey gets another bailout. We can't affords no more!
@ CL Mullins
Choose the porcelain bell, it is much more fragile, but seems to be easier on his ears.
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