Re: Does it matter who gets elected?
- Dear Madam:
you asked << How has this person stayed on the school board? My take is
that he is running on the "familiarity" of his name only. >>
My comments on Ramsey were a simple response to your question which I
quote above, and therefore were "on topic."
I am not using this forum to campaign. I just want to see the
candidates discuss some of the issues which I consider crucial to the
improvement of the district.
As you pointed out very well in your post, parents do the most good at
the elementary level by volunteering at their child's school site.
Furthermore, I assert that the best thing a parent can do to insure
success in high school is to help their child learn the times tables
cold before the end of third grade. If every person within arms reach
of this forum makes sure that comes true for every third grader they
meet, I would be happy.
That seems so very simple and self-evident to me, yet I was unable to
have this included in the grade-level expectations for third grade math
when they were established. I would happily endorse and campaign for
any candidate who can demonstrate a background in mathematics or math
curriculum development instead of the meaningless blah blah blah I
heard at the EC Democratic Club endorsement event. Unfortunately, no
such candidate is running this year!!