T he ugly battle that would divide a school started innocently enough, as such battles often do. It began with two unfortunate and seemingly unrelated injuries to children, the sort that could happen anywhere. But here, at Ascher Silberstein Elementary School in Pleasant Grove, they served as seeds, triggering within the school's parents and administration a rapid growth of tension,... More >>>
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John Reese, left, a full-time ACORN organizer assigned to Pleasant Grove, worked with Johnny Rodriguez, a grandparent who led the effort to improve Urban Park Elementary.