Not Enough Said:
How does consolidating school districts with one county-wide school Superintendent and only 7 school board directors
(1 from each former school district) with new so-called "boundaries" and a "uniform curriculum" (across Fayette County) in
the "grades" going to specifically improve local education?
Does it not seem the exact opposite will occur when one
"uniform curriculum" might be applied - in fact - the lucky-for-many move is to try different methodology and one way of obtaining
that is exactly the kinds of outside the box avenues such as private cyber schools and charter schools.
Yet, the state
representative's legislation would curtail private school choice in the consolidated county-wide school district by making
provisions for only one cyber school, one alternative school, one charter school, and don't forget, one vo-tech school -
and these would not be private-run, his plan is for these to be established under the umbrella of the consolidated county-wide
That might not be the case with the vo-tech school, however, as the Fay-Penn plan for a STEM Center which features a
vo-tech is for an authority... more on that in another page.
In other words, in the Mahoney plan as we see it, there is no room for private schools and the competition those elicit
to provide better quality education.