Inside Colocation

The public school where I've been teaching for the last 8 years has been targeted for a "colocation" with a corporate-model charter school. Most people, including me, don't know what a colocation looks like, though we've heard bleak stories. I've started this blog to document it as best I can.
It’s become commonplace to see various contractors, inspectors, and surveyors in the basement, many of them perfectly pleasant, others quite cold. Some carry clipboards, others cameras. Sometimes they are in the halls during school, but more often, I encounter them after the last bell. Prior to the colocation approval, it was incredibly rare that anyone took interest in our student’s learning environment. This man had floorplans and was peeking in all the classrooms, checking out conditions.

It’s become commonplace to see various contractors, inspectors, and surveyors in the basement, many of them perfectly pleasant, others quite cold. Some carry clipboards, others cameras. Sometimes they are in the halls during school, but more often, I encounter them after the last bell. Prior to the colocation approval, it was incredibly rare that anyone took interest in our student’s learning environment. This man had floorplans and was peeking in all the classrooms, checking out conditions.