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Replies to: Troubling news about CCPA

  • PrincessFiFiPrincessFiFi 34 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Reading the original facebook post (and accompanying horrifying comments by other students/alum), I notice there is at least one upcoming student who is choosing to withdraw and take a gap year rather than attend. Can't help but wonder if that's a CC parent?
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  • NYDreammomNYDreammom 403 replies0 threads Member
    I applaud the young woman and all others who have shared their experiences about the systematic racism and abuses in this program. Unfortunately all too familiar to POCs not just there but PA high school environments too.
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  • MTDad2MTDad2 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Onstage is a blog with questionable opinions. The guy who runs it has a degree in theatre but has never had a career. He loves to gossip and likes to stir up drama. If this all really happened, it is horrible and must be addressed. However, I think we need more info from actual sources and reputable writers to truly know what happened. Backstage, Playbill, and Broadway World are all way more credible than the On Stage Blog.
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  • SuddenlySeeMoreSuddenlySeeMore 10 replies0 threads New Member
    My son and I visited this program and loved it. Until these recent allegations, I've heard nothing but good things about CCPA. I hope CCPA uses this "scandal" as an opportunity to improve and grow.
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  • MTmom19MTmom19 36 replies4 threads Junior Member
    My son is a rising MTD and SK has been removed and the school is in the process of many changes. He is very excited to start in the fall.
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  • SuddenlySeeMoreSuddenlySeeMore 10 replies0 threads New Member
    @MTmom19 Thank you for sharing this. CCPA remains at the top of my son's list.
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  • MTisNutzMTisNutz 105 replies0 threads Junior Member
    We have chosen to remove CCPA from our list due to the tales of psychological stress and other behaviors straddling the line of appropriate that have emerged in the wake of these allegations. It's too bad because there are several selling points of the location and curriculum. The inordinate focus on getting in does not necessarily allow us to focus on the quality of the program and experience. Caveat emptor.
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  • CaMom13CaMom13 2392 replies15 threads Senior Member
    edited August 2019
    That's completely reasonable @MTisNutz - you need to make the best decision you can for your performer. That said, both of the CCPA students from our CC Class of 2022 MT board are very happily returning for their sophomore year. I would take the negative tales quite seriously but also with a grain of salt - as always in this world, YMMV. My D almost eliminated the school she attends from her list due to negative comments from a voice teacher and a former student there. She didn't (TG) and it's been an amazing fit for her.
    edited August 2019
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  • CaMom13CaMom13 2392 replies15 threads Senior Member
    Fabulous post @Goggleson. There was a similarly shocking situation with OU last year and it's clear that situations in which arts students are abused or harassed by authority figures is *not* uncommon and is *not* confined to any one school. And, as with many situations in which those without power get abused by those in power, the truth rarely comes out quickly and evidence is often ignored until there's a crisis. I think it's critical that we as parents teach our children to be aware, watch out and speak out - both for themselves AND other people. There's a complicity in silence; an organization can only keep seriously abusive practices or personnel on because they don't "hear" about them. Kudos to those brave enough to stand up and speak up.
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