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A New Christian School for Roseville? Horrible Idea.

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If some Roseville residents want to contribute to the degradation of public education in Warren County and spit in the faces of their fellow villagers who can’t afford a private education for their children … by all means, start a new private Christian school.  However, in doing so they should know & accept that they’re part of the problem, not the solution.

I’m sure this movement to open a Christian school spawns from anger over the impending closure of Roseville Elementary School and not a fervent desire for religious education.  I understand that anger, but the M-R 238 administration & school board had to deal with the cold hard facts and do what’s best for the greatest number of students.  The two deficit-reduction scenarios that had R.E.S. staying open would have resulted in 250-350 more Monmouth students being bussed to Roseville than vice versa.  The accepted scenario results in 17 more Roseville kids bussed to Monmouth than vice versa.  Given those numbers, if someone can explain how keeping R.E.S. open would be fair, I’ll buy the Brooklyn Bridge from them.

Good lord, people … there are 14 miles between Monmouth & Roseville.  Some folks act like their kids are being forced on a bus to Neptune!  I think we all need to start putting the needs of the children first rather than stupid old rivalries that belong in the dustbin of history.  There are far more “have nots” than “haves” around here, so starting yet another private school in Warren County harms more children than it helps.  Decreased enrollment = decreased funding = increased problems.  People in Roseville should think about that before they let misplaced anger get the best of them.

Written by Matthew

March 26, 2010 at 1:55 am

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  1. They could always be bussed to Macomb. THAT would go over even better!! See, the lesser of two evils.


    March 27, 2010 at 1:13 am

  2. […] was rather critical of the idea of a private school opening up in Roseville when the idea first floated.  The anger underlying the criticism in that […]

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