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October 18, 2010

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The history of public education was not taught in my public school. Is it taught there today?

One of today's public education challenges seems to be that of teaching the ESL kids and raising them up to be productive members of society. A big order. But it needs to be overlaid against the societal costs of creating an even more firmly imbedded underclass. Patrician Tom Horne never got it. Hopefully, Penny Kotterman will be given an opportunity. She's a career educator in the Carolyn Warner mode.

Nice article. Thank you. Your blog article was linked on the Kenilworth Facebook group page where I saw it. I went to Kenilworth from 1975-1980. I've always felt that the mix of students (different socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds) was the absolute best aspect about my experience at Kenilworth and what has made me a lifelong public school advocate

I attended Kenilworth in the early 1940's, through the fourth grade,so I understand how you feel. I hardly ever go by it any more but if I am in downtown Phoenix I go out my way to see it. It still has that wonderful warmth and charm. I grew up in the Willo district so those are lovely old homes to me. What is it? "You can't go back"! But I do a little when I drive by Kenilworth.

I attended the school in 1986 thru 1989 then again in 1991?. I don't know about you guys but going down the stairs to I would say the basement still gives me this crazy feeling of dizziness I could still feel if I think about the smell as you turned to head down the second set of steps. Gee do I miss that school and all the plays we had ,and Indian dances out front.

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