When there are nearly 1,000 children in a building, there will inevitably be discipline issues, as is the case in every school everywhere in the world. Normally, if a student breaks a rule, that student is held accountable and punished according to the existing guidelines, in this case, the chancellor’s regulations. Now, due to colocation, when a student breaks a rule, it is no longer a personal issue between administration, the student, and the student’s parents. That infraction becomes a situation that multiple inside and outside parties examine and potentially leverage to make cases for altering the ways space is shared. In other words, kids become pawns to make political moves. Our students are scrutinized by the charter school, who regularly complains about student behaviors. In turn, the charter school itself is scrutinized by the community for its discipline policies for students with special needs, as seen by the press release above. The situation is complex (far too complex for a single small paragraph to adequately address) and obviously troubling. And there is not, at this time, a sense that all the colocated schools are working together to create a supportive environment (though there are some efforts in the works by my school) where all the students in the building, grades K-12, can succeed together, where the success of one school ensures the success of others as well. Rather, there is a pervasive sense of unhealthy competition.