"Undermining neighborhood communities, according to sociological research, increases violence, including murder. Other research shows that building community decreases violence, including murder.This, therefore, means that charter and innovation schools are likely one of the causes of our high murder rate in Indianapolis as the individualized school choice model is broadly undermining neighborhood communities across our city. Folks, the philosophy that charter and innovation schools are built on is that your children’s school should be individualized parental choice. This means parents individually search across the Indy area as to where to send their children, which often means leaving their neighborhood community. Each family or individual parent is thus on her, his, or their own and not engaged with their neighborhood community."