As a high school parent and educator, I was disturbed to read that students who did not make a high school choice will be assigned, for the most part, to Thunder Mountain High School. A large proportion of these were poor and minority students.
Will Juneau-Douglas High School and TMHS equally represent the diversity of our community? Why would separating poor and minority students to TMHS be "perfect" for them and not for other students? How are we ensuring equity between the schools?
In the clamor for individual school choice, have we forgotten our responsibility to advocate for all students?
Rene Pisel Walker
Elementary school teacher
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