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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:00 pm

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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1 comment:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:58 am on Mon, Jun 16, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    "Every educator I know would support paying teachers more..." - Yeah, I bet they do. And every cop I know supports paying cops more. And every waiter I know supports paying waiters more. And every doctor I know supports paying doctors more...

    "...make a rough calculation of the hundreds of millions of dollars that would cost and urge Gov. Susana Martinez to raise taxes by that amount." - There it is, the plea for more money. New Mexico ranks at the bottom of state rankings on quality of public education, but we rank in the middle on public education dollars spent, so we don't need to raise taxes, we need to figure out how to be more effective with the adequate money we're already spending.

     

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