Wyandanch Charter School gets another...

Wyandanch Charter School gets another try

There are 2 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 11, 2011, titled Wyandanch Charter School gets another try. In it, Newsday reports that:

Fed up with a school district they say has failed generations of students, a group of Wyandanch residents and educators has renewed efforts to open a charter school in the community, which has Long Island's second lowest graduation rate.

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“Vote Republican”

Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#1 Oct 28, 2011
If you oppose this initiative, I have to assume that you enjoy a community that continues to suffer socially, economically, and educationally. An education is the gateway out of poverty; I know. I was raised in Wyandanch for much of my youth and for large spans of time, we went without water, electricity, heat, and food. I do not recall having a complete meal in my home that was barely maintained by an absentee single mother of three.

I am a former recipient of Wyandanch schools from 76-84 (off and on). I attended 5 high schools before going on to college (Buffalo); Wyandanch, Central Islip, Brentwood, Longwood, and Half Hollow Hills-West. Wyandanch was by far the most inferior institution in term of its physical plant, resources, focus on academics, parental support, community, safety, and graduation rates. I had no idea how bad it was until I left for foster-care in 81. Teachers that did not curse at the students, physically assault the students, up-to-date books, clean buses, and buses at all were the few obvious attributes.

Why would you not want to consider a new approach that would allow parentsí to have an alternative? If you really care about the people of Wyandanch, do not block their efforts for Charter schools. Technology is the avenue that our nation is going down. If we are left behind, we will further perpetuate our lack of participation in the global economy and limit ourselves to sweeping floors, flipping burgers, and driving cabs.

Far too many of my classmates have fallen victim to the ills of Wyandanch schools perpetuated by their environment.

“Vote Republican”

Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#2 Oct 28, 2011

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