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What you do when people start attacking your Mandarin immersion program

October 3, 2019

Screen Shot 2019-05-10 at 12.51.07 PMThe Mandarin Dual Language program in the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools in North Carolina has gotten a great deal of push-back from other parents and some in the school district. Opponents have argued that it’s elitist and only for some students.

The parents put together what I think is an excellent website outlining the program, what it does, how it works and debunking some of the claims.

Their site is worth checking out, especially if you’re in a district where Mandarin immersion is under fire.

You can see the site here.

As of March, the fight was still going on:

The movement to recall three CHCCS school board members has ended. Here’s why:

After multiple developments in the push for the recall of three Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools school board members, including the resignation of chairperson Margaret Samuels and the creation of a counter-movement called Stop the Recall, the recall movement has come to an end.

CHCCS is one of two school districts in North Carolina out of 115 that allows school board members to be removed from their position. This can happen if someone who’s registered in the district obtains signatures from at least 10 percent of the district’s registered voters in a petition and a majority in a recall election.

The recall effort arose after community members accused three board members, James Barrett, Pat Heinrich and Margaret Samuels, of unethical conduct surrounding their vote to expand Glenwood Elementary School’s Mandarin dual language magnet program.

See more here.

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