THIS is CHOICE in the New Orleans RSD Charter Takeover


Today, New Orleans parent Fiyah Like Ayanna posted the following plea for attention on Facebook. Fiyah showed up to place her child on the Recovery School District Lottery list hoping, she says, for a "B or C school."  (Why not an "A" school?)  This was her experience followed by comments from several others who found themselves in the same predicament.  This is the reality of CHOICE in the 100% charter world of the RSD.

Fiyah - 

"I am in line to deal with my child's OneApp situation. This is the first day that the process has been open. The line to speak to someone is literally around the corner. There is NO parking and tow trucks are here towing cars. This is a serious problem. I have called WDSU to get news cameras down here. The newsroom said they are busy with the Ray Nagin sentencing. There are only people of color in this monstrous line. Where are the white folks? Could it be that they have all gotten into the schools they requested? My Family who are Education Quality/Equality Activists please come down to help.
They call it the "Public Fool" system, and right now...in this line, I feel like a fool."



Nikki Radicalone - 

"New Orleans parents lined up in the wee hours of the morning, attempting to beat the rush of parents and guardians that would line up to speak with a Recovery School District representative to acquire a space for the children in the 'B and C' schools this upcoming year.



 The 'One App' was supposed to streamline the issues that the parents have been enduring under this 'Slaves choose your master school' model, since the charter schools and the carpetbaggers revamped the school system. However, parents had to endure waiting in line three hours before being seen, and then were turned around by Mr. Dana Peterson and informed that they must come back tomorrow. 



Some parents left with numbers; some did not. Parents cars were towed, received parking tickets, and some of the parents missed work to resolve this school issue and may not be able to take off another day. Therefore, their children in particular could very well attend charter schools that fall in a 'D or F' range. 



This is 'Public Education Under Deconstruction' where the prison to school pipeline and the political officials have NO empathy for the parents that are forced to educate their precious ones in this fools 
system. 



Look closely at the faces and ethnicity of the individuals in these long lines begging for the RSD to place their children in high performing schools. Notice it's eight years after Hurricane Katrina, and 
the schools in New Orleans are still low performing, even though the charter carpetbaggers swooped into to reform this broken system. School choice for school equals 'No choice' for African American
students and poor families.

~ All of my beautiful McMain and McDonogh #35 parents and alumni, it was also mentioned in a clandestine tone that these two schools may have up to forty-two students in a class, because John Mc and Sarah T. Reed will not open up next year, or in the future."


Other comments: 


  • Shonda Sheisavirgo Taylor why are people waiting in lines? the one app process is done online months ago and you have more than one time to apply


  • Fiyah Like Ayanna Shonda Sheisavirgo Taylor, my son didn't get into any of the schools I chose. They picked a school for him. I won't send him to the school they chose for him, so today is the first day they opened it up to change it. It was a nightmare


    These people have been here since 7:00 am when the line first wrapped around the corner. They haven't heard from anyone in the building to tell them what to expect. There are old people here, pregnant women and people with health problems. It is hot and there is no end in sight! Remind you of Katrina? All in the name of Education. Reporting for the Hood 
    News...Mama 




    Photo: These people have been here since 7:00 am when the line first wrapped around the corner.  They haven't heard from anyone in the building to tell them what to expect. There are old people here, pregnant women and people with health problems. It is hot and there is no end in sight! Remind you of Katrina? All in the name of Education. Reporting for the Hood News...Mama Fiyah Like Ayanna!



    • Vernessa Gipson why am I amazed at the so many people in NOLA are unaware of the chaotic/unjust system that is called "CHOICE! It like having the ability to "Choose" your slavemaster and the plantation you get to live on for 4 years or more. Freedom of choice is NOT an option...

      This is a video of Karran Harper Royal, child and parent advocate,  who responded to calls for help.  I can't transfer the video here but you should listen on Fiyah's Facebook page. 



      By Fiyah Like Ayanna
      3:05   Added 9 hours ago
















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