MAPS 3 provided a spectacular new John Marshall High School building and an equally impressive new U.S. Grant High School building, but one school had news-making student discipline problems when it opened and the other school had teacher problems. Millions of MAPS money is being spent on the Classen School of Advanced Studies building, a national top-10 high school, with the end result that it will serve fewer, not more, students.
Bricks and mortar never educated anyone, but we just keep building anyway! How pathetic.
—Thomas L. Furlong Oklahoma
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