The Gary politicians, educators and school board members who are publicly second-guessing Tony Bennett’s takeover of Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy are wrong.
The school’s abysmal performance over the years, prior to the state takeover, showed Gary’s leaders failed in providing an atmosphere of quality education for the students at Roosevelt. Roosevelt’s graduation rate, test scores and high rate of violence before the Edison takeover speak for themselves.
Instead, those who want to point fingers at Bennett should be pointing the fingers at themselves for the years of neglect of our Gary Community School Corp.
The focus is never on the students; it’s always on the politicians trying to deflect the attention away from the true story, which was the unnecessary failure of Roosevelt.
Roosevelt should not be returned to the Gary School Corp.
— Jason Arndt, Gary