I am writing to you to firstly welcome you to our school district. Now that a month has elapsed in the school year, I assume you are well-acclimated to work that lies ahead and am certain your tenure will be both rewarding and a challenge.
In so much of today's contemporary culture of computerization and automation, the basics are lost, and there are few shortcuts in life which achieve tested means. Thus I ask that the Trumbull Board of Education return to the basics of bringing both the joy of learning our children while preparing them to be our future leaders.
I think it will be necessary to encourage our Board of Education to actively think for themselves in this age of schools theory which equates greater school year duration with the production of genius. Neither does age guarantee wisdom, but such strange paradoxes confound reason, and they exist.
No Child Left Behind equally sought to paralyze academia with ideology confounding the most learned around us with many poles on which to focus our energies.
I would like to see our Board of Education institute policies which take into consideration human uniqueness, as one great challenge for education has been the standardization which allows for individual greatness.
Accordingly, I would like to see a policy advanced which allows parents and educators to opt out of programs such as all-day kindergarten. Levels of funding should similarly be increased if we are to a superior public education system.
These monies should not be dependent upon universal compliance, but we are dealing with local officials of often limited capacities.
Sometimes me-size doesn't fit all, and our public policy must never miss the purpose of education. It needs to retain flexibility or else it will risk offending the subtle nuances such policies hope to achieve.
We are all of varied levels of intellect and while everything is partisan and political in 2013, our children's futures have to remain the exception to the rule.