June 2008

Separate But Equal?

June 18, 2008 - 22:21

Is there one or are there two New Rochelle School Districts? One of the haves and one of the have nots? Are North End Schools and South End Schools really the same? The City School District of New Rochelle would lead you to believe that the “quality” is the same. How many North End parents seek transfers for their children to Columbus, Jefferson, Trinity and Isaac? How many South End parents seek transfers to attend Davis, Ward, Webster and Albert? How do South End NYS Assessment in English Language Arts and Math scores compare to North End ones? How do fields and playgrounds compare? How do schools compare in economic, ethnic and cultural composition? What percentage of middle class families in the South End use the public schools as compared to the families in the North End? How do building climates compare from North to South?

Our Goals

June 15, 2008 - 00:11

Our goals are as follows:

  • Improve educational experience of all children in New Rochelle Schools.
  • Eliminate the inequities between the North and South End schools in New Rochelle
  • Educate and empower parents in the education of their children.
  • Expose and address long ignored problems.
  • Propose solutions.
  • Work with the City School District of New Rochelle in addressing inequity.
  • Provide taxpayers value.
  • Assist all New Rochelle Schools become attractive and desirable to all stakeholders.
  • Trim the fat, curb mismanagement in our schools as well as ensure fiscal responsibility.
  • Organize efforts to improve all of our schools.
  • Assist in ensuring accountability for stakeholders.
  • Provide venue for people to vent, discuss, report and expose issues of concern.
  • We want to hear from everyone who cares about these issues whether you agree with us or not.  What are your goals?