To the Editor:
Jefferson is in the midst of a debate over the best way to educate our kids. We have heard from a number of people who think the school committee has broken a promise to voters about hiring certain teachers.
They feel that spending money on arts and music is the solution to educating kids that can’t effectively read or solve math problems. A slim majority of current committee members are dedicated to doing what it takes to pull our school out of its failing state school rating and prepare kids to enter a world where math and English are critical to finding a job when they graduate from high school or college.
We have already heard criticism from a former school committee member.
I invite residents to take their own time to attend scheduled school committee meetings each and every month to let the members know how they feel. If you believe that music, art and sports are more important than math and English I would like to hear your arguments for this.
If you think our kids should be able to hold down a job when they finish school, I hope you will come forward and give your support to members that are fighting what seems to be an uphill battle to get our school back on track.
Feel free to put your name up for a position on the budget or school committees. I look forward to hearing from any concerned Jefferson resident with a solution to our school problems.