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Community Meeting : Caddo Schools

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Frustrations and suggestions were all part of a community meeting held by Caddo Parish Schools.

  The topic: How to prevent the state takeover of five Caddo schools.

 More than a dozen people spoke at the meeting, which was held at Huntington High School. Many of them presented ideas to school leaders on how to save the schools in question.  Some parents even said they don't want students from failing schools at their schools because it will bring test scores down.

 For the teachers at some of those failing schools they say the meeting  was hard to sit through.

Teacher Sherika Caldwell-Falcon, who teaches at Woodlawn High, told KTBS that tonight's  meeting was emotional and that she doesn't think people realize what goes on at an unsuccessful school and that they think the teachers don't teach.

"We work harder than teachers at other schools and people need to know that and I don't want them to close Woodlawn, " said Caldwell - Falcon.

Woodlawn, Fair Park, Akins, Midway and Newton Smith are all up for possible state takeover. The BESE Board gave the district till December to come up with a plan to fix the schools.

 

 

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