9/22/16 • Dallas, Texas • The surprise denial of a zoning change allowing the Wesley-Rankin Community Center, an early-childhood education center in West Dallas, to extend its Montessori program to third grade, in cooperation with Lumin Education, reported here last month, has some interesting complications, according to a follow-up article in the Dallas Morning News. While many in the neighborhood support the change, some activists are concerned about the impact on the local elementary school, already under-enrolled, and would like to see the school itself launch a Montessori program if one is desired. It’s not clear how likely this is, or what the next step for Wesley-Rankin might be.
About David Ayer
David has worked in Montessori for more than twenty years as a parent, three-to-six year-old and adolescent teacher, administrator, writer, speaker, and advocate. David is married to Elise Huneke-Stone, Director of Elementary Teacher Training at Montessori Northwest, and they live in Portland, Oregon with their family.