The Principal was invited to address the local civic association meeting. He took the microphone and began spouting the virtues of his school, how it turned around for the better and how the school was finally becoming problem free.
Talking to faculty and other staff at this high school paints a different picture. Security tells of the many fights they are still being called to break up. There still must be neighborhood trouble as these guards ring nearby streets at dismissal time. Attendance is at an all time low and getting lower every day. School aides are still assigned to patrol stairways and are still worried about their safety. These same stairways still reek from pot smoked there.
I understand the Principal's need to sell his school. It is located in an upper middle class neighborhood and he needs the students who live nearby to attend. But, while I understand, I protest.
The school is still far from a good one and far from safe. The Principal is lying to the community he serves. I would not send my child there.