Defense of the AAA in the Times

The Times today (1/28/09) ran a guest column by Gayle Johnson in defense of the African-American Academy.


Jet City mom said…
Ok I'll bite
there must be some reason why enrollment has dropped, why students are transferring out ( including my neighbors) for middle school & why adults outside of the district- may think it is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but families in the district want to send their kids elsewhere.

My neighbors complained about low expectations, both behaviorally and academic.
Danny K said…
I'm surprised that there hasn't been any organized effort by SPS or MG-J to spin the closure of AAA or to offer tradeoffs to the friends of AAA in the community.

Both that group and the usually influential supporters of APP seem to be pretty much frozen out of the process this time.
Charlie Mas said…
If The New School moved into the AAA building instead of Van Asselt, there would be room for all of the AAA scholars to stay in the building and enroll in a higher performing K-8. It wouldn't have the Afro-centric curriculum, but it would be culturally competent.
TechyMom said…
And perhaps some pieces of the Afri-centric curriculum could be kept as electives or after-school classes.
TechyMom said…
Afro-centric, that is... Typo...

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