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John I. Carney

Magnet school program

Posted Monday, January 9, 2012, at 10:18 AM
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  • I am very impressed with the magnet program but one thing I noticed was that at it's basic nature they are running the classrooms like when I was in elementary school. The hands on learning, they seem to engage the children more and teach them responsible for their learning. Like mentioned it is not so much the cost but the methods used. Most of the differences I see could easily be incorporated into the other schools. I have a grandchild who attends there it is very well run, I am thankful he has the opportunity. I would love to see the district try get the same methods instilled it the other schools so the other children could also benifit from them. I am sure it would help to improve their success levels.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Jan 10, 2012, at 9:54 AM
  • If magnet schools are truly "designed to apply to the special needs of high-achieving kids", why is entrance partially based on whether my child is on free or reduced lunches??? As a middle-class taxpayer, my family is once again discriminated against. How many middle class families out there can afford $5-7k tuition per child for private school?

    -- Posted by workingmama on Fri, Jan 13, 2012, at 2:57 AM
  • You already know what I think. No reason to type it again.

    -- Posted by memyselfi on Fri, Jan 13, 2012, at 1:36 PM
  • My child is a straight A student who does not attend the magnet school. I just think it is a shame that all the schools could not at least some of the programs that the magnet school has.

    -- Posted by shelbyvillemom on Sat, Jan 14, 2012, at 11:44 PM
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