I am opposed to the opening of the Hudson River Charter School in Ossining NY and/or the surrounding rivertown communities. Estoy en la oposición a la apertura de la Escuela Hudson River Charter en Ossining NY y/o las comunidades cercanas.
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Bob Kirsch, United States5 years ago Village/Town, State: Ossining
Zip Code: 10562
Comments: If you want to consider a charter school for Ossining, please first move the prison somewhere else. Then give Ossining several decades to get over the harm to the community the presence of the prison has caused. Ossining is a community with many immigrants and many executives at major corporations. The children of all of them must get along at schools. There were riots in the schools in the 60s. Much has been successfully accomplished in the schools to help heal the community. The Ossining Farmers Market has succeeded in furthering that healing – bringing all parts of the Ossining community together. It is interesting that the Journal News July 22 article on the charter school shared the page with an article on how food stamps are now accepted at the Ossining Farmers Market, the first farmers market in Westchester to accomplish that. Ossining is a town that needs the various subgroups brought together. Putting a charter school in Ossining has the potential to create and intensify divisions, as some parents might send their children there to avoid certain subgroups. Notably, the first information about the charter school appeared only in English and not in Spanish. Ossining’s diversity is its strength. We are very glad for the array of talents, abilities, backgrounds, and potentials in our citizens. The positive aspects of this diversity should be encouraged, while institutions that have the potential to cause problems should not be placed in Ossining. Any towns want to have a prison? We’ll ship it to them! And then we can talk about charter schools. Bob Kirsch
Alison Horan, United States5 years ago Village/Town, State: Ossining
Zip Code: 10562
Barbara H. Knowles, United States5 years ago Village/Town, State: Bedford Hills, NY
Zip Code: 10507
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