Friday, February 3, 2012
Helpless in Kingston
Parents and taxpayers have the deck stacked heavily against them. It is difficult to get just one conservative elected to the Kingston School Board, much less a majority of 5 needed to change anything. Look how public opinion on reducing health benefits, eliminating step raises, and keeping Meagher School open, moving 9th Grade to the Middle Schools to allow neighborhood elementary schools to stay open, etc. are all IGNORED by the Kingston School Board and administration. We parents and taxpayers feel HELPLESS IN KINGSTON AND IN NY. Bottom-line, we need NY State legislature to promote school choice and competition by giving parents school vouchers to all parents to send their kids to any public, private, parochial school. That is how you involve parents. Give them a voucher and let them study and select a school for their children, just like parents and children select colleges.