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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Neighborhood Schools the Better Option

"Voters in the Corning-Painted Post school district should support the middle school renovations plan on June 21."......Nancy McLaughlin

Click on the headline "Neighborhood Schools the Better Option" to read Nancy's "Letter to the Editor" in the Corning Leader.

Click on this link to read more about Small Schools from the Knowledge Works Foundation


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the small school concept. Not only do students receive more personal attention, but they develop lasting friendships with fellow students.Our children graduated from a class of 400/500 students. To this day, they are not sure who was in their class except for a few very personal friends. They feel closer to the people who rode the school bus with them. Compare mega schools with the old 1 room school where you knew everyone and students assisted each other in the learning process. It was called repetiton learning. Ask some of the old timers to repeat the verses and poems they learned.They can still recite them verbatim.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I support the three middle school proposal and believe it's a step in the right direction, the larger issue of continued education failure still remains. Proponents of the three-school solution to the problem of overcrowding in area middle schools must convince voters increased taxes will guarantee better academic results. New York State taxpayers are reluctant to spend money on projects and proposals that bear no fruit.

11:37 AM  

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