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Amen crump! This is not about improving Jefferson City. It is about a school board's desire to become a research tool or data point by taking an an entire high school down the academy road. Career academies really only benefit the high risk students and have been proven to demonstrate no significant improvement in academic achievement. I think it is a worthy experiment just not on a district wide basis. It further's my position that a second high school is needed. For those unfamiliar with a career academy, please google it before you provide a "yes" vote on this grand experiment.
This whole bond issue should fall on its face. The only reason improvement of any sort is even being considered is so the school board can pass in this entire "academy" BS. Let's have our 7th graders decide what they want to be when they grow up and then force them down a path with a curriculum designed for that particular field. Nonsense.
I think the two high school scenario scares the board et al as it would create a situation of "haves" and "have-nots" in the quality of the student and the facilities in which they learn. Don't fool yourselves, this was never really an option.
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