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NYS Exposed Education: Take the Test special

October 22, 2015 09:18 PM

We have compiled ten ideas that could possibly help turn around our struggling city schools.

In our New York State Exposed: Take the Test special, we asked the superintendent and members of the Rochester City School Board to vote on those ideas. It's a simple question; would you favor this idea, yes or no?

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Question 1:Would a military academy work here, like the one they have in Buffalo?

YES: Van Henri White, Malik Evans, Willa Powell, Jose Cruz

NO: Cynthia  Elliott, Mary Adams

N/A: Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, Matt McDermott, Liz Hallmark

Public: 71% support the reform

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Question 2: Would you support a public boarding school?

YES: Powell, Evans
NO:
N/A: Vargas, White, Elliot, McDermott, Hallmark, Cruz, Adams

Public: 64 percent support the reform

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Question 3: Would you support a year-round school calendar in Rochester?

YES: White, Evans, Powell, McDermott
NO: Vargas
N/A: Adams, Cruz, Elliot, Hallmark

Public: 62 percent support the reform

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Question 4: Should the charter school cap be increased?

YES:
NO: White, Hallmark, McDermott, Powell
N/A: Vargas, Adams, Evans, Cruz, Elliot

Public: 47 percent support reform, 53 percent against

Question 5: Do you support bringing pilot schools to the RCSD?

YES: White, Hallmark
NO: Powell
N/A: Vargas, McDermott, Evans, Adams, Elliot, Cruz

Public: 54 percent support the reform, 46 percent are against

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Question 6: Should there be more college-run schools?

YES: Vargas, White, Evans, McDermott
NO:
N/A: Cruz, Powell, Elliot, Hallmark, Adams

Public: 72 percent support the reform

Question 7: Should there be a school voucher incentive system to make private education more affordable?

YES:
NO: White, McDermott, Hallmark, Powell
N/A: Vargas, Adams, Evans, Elliot, Cruz

Public: 44 percent support the reform, 56 percent are against it

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Question 8: Should the district forge a facility sharing agreement with charter schools?

YES:
NO: Powell, Hallmark
N/A: Vargas, White, Adams, Elliot, Evans, Cruz, McDermott

Public: 51 percent support, 49 percent are against the reform

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Question 9: Do you support mayoral control of the RCSD?

YES:
NO: White, Hallmark, McDermott, Powell
N/A: Vargas, Elliot, Evans, Cruz, Adams

Public: 19 percent support, and 81 percent are against

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Question 10: Should the RCSD be split up?

YES:
NO: White, McDermott, Powell
N/A: Vargas, Evans, Adams, Elliot, Cruz, Hallmark

Public: 67 percent support the reform

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