Monday, March 27, 2006

Walt Whitman High School paper questions Kendale motive

The online newspaper of Walt Whitman High School ran a student-authored feature questioning the motive of MCPS in choosing the Kendale site, and favoring the construction of a modern elementary school on the Seven Locks schoolyard.

Xiaoqi Zhu writes in the Black and White, "MCPS officials should rebuild Seven Locks Elementary School at its current site, because the original decision to relocate the school failed to take into account more cost-effective alternatives."

The high school writer hinted that MCPS might have motives other than children's education: "Evidence pointing to more cost-effective alternatives for renovating SLES and alleviating overcrowding at Potomac raises important questions about the school system’s reasons for relocation."