Letter: Delve into reasons for ACS enrollment decline

Graphic by Lori Deaton

[Regarding “ACS Commissions Enrollment and Capacity Study to Address Urgent Challenges” Nov. 29, Xpress:]

Before any committees make their recommendations, we need to look at this problem and determine if the reason for the decline in the population in public schools is due to the filtering out of students to charter schools or if there is truly a drop in numbers of young children.

Funding charter schools certainly drains the funds available for public schools. There is only a certain amount of dollars available. Spreading this amount to more pots leaves less in each pot.

— Roberta Birken
Retired public school teacher


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3 thoughts on “Letter: Delve into reasons for ACS enrollment decline

  1. Enlightened Enigma

    I suspect it’s the recurring ridiculous and unnecessary leftwing indoctrinations happening within ACS…government schools only teach by the strict leftwing agenda of the party of power mongers and controllers who are teachers’ union members.

  2. KW

    We’re continually told that this is a tourist town. It’s how we’re promoted in the media and marketing. Our poorly supported schools and libraries aren’t highlighted or appreciated. Perhaps it’s time to shut them all down and put teachers and children to work brewing beer?

  3. John Brigham

    The schools in ACS are not even close to capacity. The huge and ridiculous controversy about closing the Asheville Primary school had nothing to do with the successful Montessori program, but everything to do with the complete dysfunction of the Asheville School system.

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