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Another new principal at MLK this year…

From WTVR:

Students at Martin Luther King Middle School will soon have their fifth principal in seven years.

Interim Superintendent Tommy Kranz confirmed Principal Jeryl Scott abruptly left the role due to a family situation, which left the school system scrambling to replace her before school starts.

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Stop the Madness

RPS needs more money!

That is the constant rallying cry, despite spending more per pupil than any other system in the Commonwealth and yet having absolutely horrible education outcomes. MLK is a beautiful, new school plagued by constant problems. It is key evidence of the fallacy that money is the solution.


New school but same students.

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If MLK had additional funds to help transform the culture and reality of the school then there needs to be a committee of knowledgeable and skilled professionals who can make sure that the money is allocated in the most efficient and effective way possible. The data from this past year’s SOL exams clearly shows that what the school has been doing does not work. There are many students with disabilities at the school but not enough highly qualified exceptional education teachers to ensure that the student’s individualized needs are met. In addition, there is not enough time for the teachers… Read more »