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If there were people who wanted to speak in support of the conversion school, why did they not sign up to speak?
The majority of this community voted NO 5 times yet they did not stand up at board meetings and make a show. Perhaps people have an opinion that they don't feel necessary to be on camera spouting. The people that speak up at board meetings have a financial interest in keeping the status quoe and acting like they represent everyone in the community. We know that is not true because the community did not stand at the podium and tell the district to put 5 needless levies on the ballot yet all failed sooooo. Who did stand at the podium and tell the BOE to put them on- the same play list you see all the time.
What has been happening. For years the public education system has been funneling money away from education and feeding it to adults.
This system has intentionally disguised the truth so that parents and community members did not see the failures. If you don't identify them you think everything is honky dori and you write your check for property taxes. If the system had identified and made public the shortfalls in the system then they would admit they need to be addressed and low, the money would be redirected from adults to the kids. You see, this is what Babb either does know and she works to keep the wool pulled over everyone's eyes or she does not know and she is simply blinded by emotions and loyalties for the adults. Unfortunately either way she can be blamed for the charade and poor performances for our education system . People like her might even think they are doing good. People like her work for the cause all over this country and as such keep our nation a global looser in education.
Springboro schools does a fantastic job at keeping kids on a steady course. They graduate where they came into the system. I do not believe this school district takes kids from a lower start point to a higher one. Springboro starts with the best student population and needs to take them to the next level. Unfortunately, I don't think they do that now. We have those parents that teach their own children, take them to museums and travel to cool places to learn of history and other cultures.
We have a great formula here. We have the best kids, best parents, best community support and yes, some of the best teachers and admin. We could make Springboro a National leader because we are not afraid to address our students needs, first admitting we have some, but some people in this community are in it for the fight only calling this a war and not thinking about the kids at all. It comes down to pure politics and not improving our education system. Please help stop the people working to hurt our kids. Tell them to stop spreading vicious rumors and tell the truth its "for the kids".