Carrboro High School's School Improvement Team is holding an emergency meeting tonight to discuss the ouster of Principal Jeff Thomas and the dropping of several advanced courses from the curriculum.
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We also have a letter about the courses in tomorrow's Chapel Hill News (no link available yet). The writer, W.D. Ilgen, says Carrboro High is on the way to becoming the "Cinderella" of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system, as in the poor stepsister to Chapel Hill and East Chapel Hill high schools.
"The reason given for the omission of these critical courses at Carrboro High is that they are under-enrolled," Ilgen writes. "Why does this now come as a great surprise to the Chapel Hill Carrboro Schools Administration? It should clearly have foreseen and planned for this eventuality in a school that has yet to achieve a full complement of students? Why punish students for what is obviously a serious administrative oversight? They are left with several bad choices: compromising their education by not taking courses that they absolutely need, or scrambling their day by traveling back and forth to one of the other schools where the courses may already be overenrolled."
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