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Nazareth story

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:50 am
by granger
I found this on a North Carolina news website. I assume this was on TV somewhere.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?secti ... id=5015316

It mentions they are eligible for six-man, but...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:03 am
by High Plains Drifter
The same story was on ESPN.com last week. I thought it was an excellent story and kind of sad when you realize if something is not done, they could lose their school. Many small schools have similar circumstances and problems. Good luck to the Swifts.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:02 pm
by Red_Devil_DDS
It is sad. What I find even more sad are the schools that DO have the tax base to stay open, but the State deems is necessary to rake them over the coals. They think that throwing a bunch of $$$ at the inner city educational situation is going to solve it, but it won't.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:14 pm
by Old Bearkat
Excellent article on the plight of many small schools. I did not know that the school was in that bad a financial condition. It may be only a matter of time before they are forced to consolidate with someone. Then the town will probably die like others in that area that have closed their schools.

My prediction: The state will make all small schools within 20 miles of each other consolidate to try to solve the funding problem. Places like Ft. Davis, Grandfalls, Rankin, Garden City, Sterling City, Mertzon, might be safe for a few more years, but schools like Nazareth, Amherst, Whitharrall, Wilson, Loop, Klondike, Sands, Westbrook, and Loraine will be consolidated with each other or a nearby bigger school.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:17 pm
by Old Bearkat
Red_Devil_DDS wrote:It is sad. What I find even more sad are the schools that DO have the tax base to stay open, but the State deems is necessary to rake them over the coals. They think that throwing a bunch of $$$ at the inner city educational situation is going to solve it, but it won't.


That situation won't change until the parents of those inner city kids start to care. As long as they consider it a place to get rid of the kids for a while, or a sports training camp, these schools will never improve no matter how much tax money is wasted on them. That's a national problem. IMHO, the "P" word is a solution worth trying.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:47 pm
by Coyote_Grad
Would just cause alot of people to lose jobs, towns to die, more people moving into cities, which would add to the congestion already being felt in most large cities, and less kids having opportunities to participate in athletics and other events. And the problem of funding will still not be solved.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:32 pm
by Red_Devil_DDS
The "P" word? I'd ask, but markf would probably say that's it something different that what you're meaning...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:36 pm
by Old Bearkat
Privatization

It had to be whispered to keep the NEA and federal educrats from sending our search and destroy patrols.