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Parents 'must take action' to fix Warren County accreditation revocation

Posted: Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Editor:

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Re Barry Paschal's Jan. 20 column, "Warren County takes a backward turn":

... The loss of accreditation is another harsh punishment which hurts the innocent students. We are punishing kids and teachers for what the administration does.

The words in the column were right despite the harsh nature. ...

We have to vote out those who divide us. (Paschal is) right because Warren County is taking steps backward instead of forward. Warren County wants more time but they have had time already. Parents must take action and speak up to prevent things from degrading the future generations.

... Loss of accreditation translates into headaches for kids and parents. The students' transcripts might not even get accepted or they are excluded from certain scholarships or grants. Schools and vital services need adequate funding and good leaders. Those who stand in the way need to be thrown out and replaced with people who care.

I know there are a lot of people who feel like they were betrayed by what has happened since 2008. We can be like a bunch of sheep, or make some noise to pressure change.

Are Warren County students getting a constitutionally adequate education? Will the students in Warren be allowed under No Child Left Behind to go to accredited schools, or will Warren County schools receive a bailout and the status quo remain?

L. Smith

Thomson



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