Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Seven Locks task force member accused parents of favoring property over their own kids

One of the MCPS representatives on the county task force to resolve the Seven Locks Elementary School issue is an official who repeatedly attacked the motives of parents.

MCPS Chief Operating Officer Larry Bowers assailed Seven Locks parents who opposed the now-rejected plan to close their children's school and build a new school that the PTA doesn't want at Kendale.

As if hinting at the mega-housing project that MCPS has been covertly planning but not acknowledging for the Seven Locks site, Bowers said in the Washington Post that local opponents care more about their real estate than they do about their own children.

In Bowers' words: "Many of those in the community who oppose this project have placed the interest of property values ahead of the interests of students."