Oh for the good old days, at least for the good old days as we choose to remember them. Dorothy Klopf has converted from a “curmudgeon” on May 4 to “dinosaur” on June 1 (“This dino values high achievers”). Regardless of the title she chooses, her evidence of perceived shortcomings of the Santa Fe Public School system is not accurate, and her contempt for those working hard to make it possible for students to succeed is extraordinary.
First, a simple fact. Atalaya Elementary was not a school that superintendents seriously considered closing. There was a plan to close Acequia Madre, which had 170 students in 2013-14, and combine it with Atalaya — a reasonable idea but not emotionally acceptable to people living near Acequia Madre.
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