Saturday, February 14, 2009

More Deed Restriction Coverage

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch caught wind of the ridiculous deed restriction clause that stops charter schools from buying closed public school buildings.

Approximately 29 more buildings are supposed to close. There are currently six properties on the market in St. Louis city and 15 others that have been closed and abandoned.

A former school building could be purchased fairly for between $800,000 and $1.5 million, compared to converting a nonschool building, which would cost $2 million to $6 million! This money could be better spent on our children instead.

Community outrage continues to grow. "You losing all these schools," said Lamarr Paige, 38, a father of six. "And all the buildings just sitting there, just sitting there!"

Resolutions has been proposed in Jefferson City and board members have stated that the subject will likely be revisited.

Charter schools ARE public schools, allowing MORE children a BETTER education CLOSE to home.

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