EDPS 360 (A2) Fall 2013

Catholic trustees vote to close three schools

In Current Events on May 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

This article raises a number of questions, among them matters of austerity, planning, parental involvement/power, etc. Few of these, unfortunately, are explicitly raised in the article. Note that while there is a bit of jockeying for position around where, which, and how, no voice questions whether or not closures and consolidation are necessary. That hasn’t always been the case in the Edmonton recently, as the debate over what neighbourhoods would be either blessed or destroyed by the closure and replacement of schools has caused more than a bit of a stir.

Catholic trustees vote to close three schools.

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  1. Yep. It’s interesting. I’m doing some reading on “hub schools,” and coming to the same conclusion (I think) that you are pointing to in your comments, namely that there is a significant political divide (and perhaps significantly different interests) depending on the SES of the community…

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