posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:53 PM
The thing is, it won't help the statistics that much even. They did a study involving the best performing regular high school, which earned a C grade
on the state grading scale, giving all the students a 4% increase across the board for all scores, and factored in the scores of the students who
would be added from the AT schools, and it still only brought it up to the B/C borderline.
As for removing the school board, the plan doesn't go into effect until the next school year. This year is school board elections so I'm sure those
will be interesting. Sadly, my town is divided between Old South Rednecks and more recent transplant from businesses relocating here and the Navy. It
was mostly kids of the last group who went to the schools, while few of the kids of people who's families have lived here since the turn of the
century did. I remember one kid who did attend who came from that kind of family, and his dad immediately pulled him out when we discussed evolution
in 9th grade Biology. In fact, the preacher of the evangelical church refer to the schools as "Private schools for the Jews." From what I
understand, the 5 people who voted against it are sure bets to retain their seats and 4 of the people who vote for it are locks. All they need is one
seat to change and with that a re-vote. I've also heard talk of a Dover-esque trial, though I'm not sure on what legal grounds they have.