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report print email Source: Editorial: Fulton Science Academy High School in Alpharetta seeks 1-year deferral on school closing
Not About the Children
June 16, 2013 | 09:31 AM

This is outrageous. It's a school, a HIGH school, and it's been put in the center of a big political debate. Just stop. These are just teenagers trying to get their high school education to get into college and get jobs like the rest of us. Just because the kids that attend FSA need a smaller crowd and a more personalized education, doesn't mean they're not children. All this talk of closing this school must put so much stress on the students and their parents to find a decent high school to attend next year. My kids are not high school age yet, but when they are, I want them to attend a private or charter high school. Public high schools can be dangerous, and most parents don't feel very comfortable sending their kids there.

Stop dragging teenage high school students into pointless politics and just keep the school open. Closing it will get this community nowhere. I think that a low enrollment rate is a great thing; it means less peer pressure, bullying, and stress. My kids are in middle school, and the things their peers are doing already scares me. I can only imagine what happens inside the walls of those huge public high schools.

I also heard that, if the charter was terminated, that Fulton County promised FSA students hardships. I saw that a freshman at FSA applied for a hardship to a different public high school than the one she was zoned for so she could attend the same school as her friends, and Fulton County denied her hardship application. Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. Someone do something, for the kids. These politicians never do anything for the children.

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