Miss Magwich wrote:
I know many people who have had terrible experiences with it involving the police and bullying. A lot of our student population is against it but my main complaint is that the school has failed to enforce the democracy that it claims to uphold.
sounds like a school that would have had problems anyway !
Main problem I suspect is the change, the same problem is happening at schools I know over the "cashless catering" and using fingerprints to pay for things in the system - one school rebelled via facebook ++ however in the end they got over it and the system is OK. The other school will survive too.
There can be benefits to a vertical system - many schools find that vertical tutoring HELPS to avoid bullying as the pupils have people they know throughout all years of the school.