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.
OK, ok, simmer down. We're talkin Pepin the Short as played by Ben Vereen, that one?
It may be trivial to you, but not I, that people that otherwise would t give the pope the time of day suddenly wave him around like a bloody shirt. It's especially significant given that the pope long ago gave up his attempt to manage civil affairs.
I personally think Mayor Goldsworthy herself destroyed any chance at negotiating for local control of those 3 schools with the release of the emails and speeches she gave that clearly upset the SCS board.
Suggesting that Germantown would charge tuition to attend a public school?!? In hindsight, that was just not very smart in my opinion. Even with her backpedaling and proposal to educate the non-Germantown kids through a cooperative agreement with SCS, anything coming out her mouth didn't stick to the wall.
Sad. Germantown might have received something better via negotiating than what they ultimately got had their leadership been careful with their words in discussing an unfinished battle (now finished of course).
Olive oil is the new cupcake.
I don't think a lot of Germantown residents understand that OTP based on some of the comments I've seen through this process.
The school zones are going to see a dramatic shift around Germantown, both within GMSD and SCS, but those in 38138 should actually see a boost, since they'll now be part of a high school zone that had a $10 per square foot better property value on average.
In most places, residents would be jumping up and down over having their neighborhood rezoned to a school that had better surrounding property values. That's why I don't get the angst, and it's why I think some of our residents don't understand that they aren't going to be zoned to an SCS school just because the "G" schools are going to SCS.
OTP, as I've said before, there was room for negotiation, because both sides wanted different things. The SCS/SCC valued money. The MSDs valued time. Both sides got what they wanted, because they weren't fighting over the same thing.
What victory? The only victory, if one wants to call it, is the fact that the SCC, SCS and yes, the city of Memphis got something out of a situation that they were surely going to lose in Federal Court.
If you and the others had bother to look up the judicial history on 14th amendment cases about state school systems allowing municipal school districts, you would have known, out of all of the past challenges, none had succeeded. What the state, under existing Federal law, absent a clear intent to discriminate, was perfectly constitutional. Hell, I and I am sure the SCC knew this also.
Bartlett, I never retreat, I may attack from the rear, but, never retreat. The state had the law, both Federal and state on it's side. The SCC had nothing but bluster.
So, would you please run that by me again about, we won!
You, Bartlettvol are still underestimating your adversaries.
No Germantown residents' children will be zoned to attend SCS schools. They will be completely separate Lea's.
Only those Germantown students that voluntarily request an inter-district transfer and are accepted will attend those three schools.
The SCS is not out to poach students that reside with the municipal boundaries of the city of Germantown.
I love trivia:
If a person could walk to the sun and went 3 mph nonstop, it would take 3,539 years to get there..........better take a cab.
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