WEAR TV questions how District deals with closed schools

February 22, 2012

The Escambia County School District has closed 19 schools in the last 12 years. The majority were in African-American neighborhoods. WEAR TV reported on it last night. Unfortunately, the story turned into a real estate advertisement.

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  • james February 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

    it was a credible article up until the point they brought Zimmern into the mix. He is the one who has filled Malcolm’s head with fantasy values for the rotting buildings.

  • Teresa February 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Yes ,It was a infomercial….But I did learn a great deal. Im not happy with the closers, exactly. I get Earnest Ward, It a old school that needs to be updated. They haven’t bic#ed at all. I do believe that children will learn with the proper direction no matter what age the school is. But I get how much easier things are with proper updates.
    Now i don’t get Suter… I know the staff is fabulous ….I know the school is small….But it is as small as a few other K-5 schools. I have mention before Pleasant Grove….Went to loved ones parking in front of a cemetery or on the side of the smoking cafeteria /dirt play yard. All I keep hearing from friends is why there is no high school for the Baily District. I tell them because F-Cat would come down for Escambia High.

  • Jimmy Williams February 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Rick thank you for posting this, its a shame that Malcolm would close the African American schools and spent 21 million for a majority white school AK Suter that was slated to close with Dixon and Spencer Bibbs, I am ashamed that we continued to allow this school system to hurt our city growth, its time to stand up and do the right thing and hold our school district accountable