Tazing! Thanks for the laugh!
Of course the school district a home is located in has a large impact on home buying decisions, but any home buyer knows that schools can and do redistrict when necessary. Do you not think that Montello is doing everything it possibly can to accomodate its ELL population? It's just not enough, and we cannot let children lag behind because of some parents hysterical fears about poverty and diversity. I think the purpose of this redistricting proposal is to bring all three of the affected schools up, and make them all "desirable" schools to attend.
If your question is, "do I think kids from Tall Pines are better than kids from Knox Street?", the answer is no, but I'm not sure what that really has to do with anything. If your real gripe is LPS not following through then it shouldn't matter to you who is filling the 10 new classrooms at McMahon, and you should leave it out of your argument. I have two sons that attend Montello and my daughter will be starting next year. I can assure you that morale is not low, and the teachers are nothing less than spectacular. I would highly suggest you spend a day volunteering there, because I am far too busy to waste my time trying to shed light on people that refuse to see it, and the public misrepresentation of what Montello school is from people who have no first hand knowledge needs to stop.