I sent this out to many media and politicos. Hope it does some good.
From: ron konstantin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 5:50 PM
To: Dr. Marc; firstname.lastname@example.org; Briley Briley; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Doug Myers; George Levesque; joe spano; ken pyvus; firstname.lastname@example.org; KTXS parrent; News - KRBC - Producers; News Producers - KTAB; email@example.com; nussbaumk reporternews.com; Paul Fabrizio; professor libby; publishme; Shane Price; Sidney Levesque; stormy higgins; Tom Vodak
Subject: FW: flyer
Try searching on to facebook under VOTE NO! Abilene Career Tech High School if the email link below does not work. I have also sent this to some hidden recipiants who know you have received it... To whomsoever much is given, much is required.
Here is a copy of the flier that was sent out and a link to the webpage of the ORGANIZED opposition to the Tech School. That the newspaper and the tv stations have not reported upon fully on and have yet to interview anyone from. http://www.facebook.com/pages/VOTE-NO-Abilene-Career-Tech-High-School/139054847791
Vo/Tech High School?
Vocational and technical training in High School
Abilene’s high schools are on the verge of being unacceptable
High drop out rates, and poor TAKS performance, are said to be the cause, but these problems begin BEFORE high school
Abilene independent school district wants to say
which kids will go to college and which will not
Should a counselor keep your child from a college-prep program?
Children for this school will almost certainly be selected for this school based on race and income.
Fannin and Bowie are falling down, AISD has the bond money to renovate them in the bank, but has put the plans on hold: AISD administrators are holding elementary school renovations hostage to the Vo-tech bond election.
Is this right?
The administration wants 16 to 20 acres on which to build their new Vo-Tech High School.
They claim it will cost 1.5 million dollars for the land alone:
that is over $84,000 an acre.
The Administration doesn’t know when they can build it or where to solve this pressing critical need.
Meanwhile, they have 6 empty campuses in Abilene but do not want to use them.
All the classes they propose have been taught in AISD but have been dropped during the time this task force has supposedly been studying this problem.
They want to blackmail AISD taxpayers: no decent tech classes without a new building
The vote is November 3rd
Supporters of this Proposal are hoping for a low turnout and low interest.
Go to the polls and say no one more time to this Administration!
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