Election endorsement: St. Paul schools

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 21, 2013 - 8:12 PM

O’Connell, Brodrick, Vue should help board focus on achievement.

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SwiftBoatOct. 21, 13 6:25 PM

I see once again no diversity in political opinion. Oh this town misses Tom Conlon. The one party down is getting me down. I'm suffering from DFL fatigue.

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stpaulisbestOct. 22, 13 7:45 AM

Here we go again. After years of voting for these and other like them I'm going to vote against them this time. Why? Because all of these so called liberals are huge supporters of Silva's re-segregation plan "Strong Communities Strong Schools" that the district admitted to the NAACP would increase segregation. Additionally, they have also fully backed Silva's initiative to scrap the St. Paul voluntary de-seg School Choice plan by keeping the name, but making the program almost impossible to access. Want proof of the new segregation in St. Paul schools? Look at Highland Middle and Senior High. The neighborhood attendance area was shrunk resulting in a whiter, more middle class population. But at the same time, students from Ramsey and Crocus Hill are somehow included in the Highland attendance area. So, kids who, under the "Strong Schools" plan, would have had to go to Central or Como Highs or Ramsey or Como Middles are actually being sent to Highland. Why? Well, speculation would suggest that there are a lot of influential people living in Ramsey and Crocus Hills and Silva didn't want to upset them by making their kids go to the same schools as the rest of us.

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