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  1. Any chance that the school board will have some disruption and not fall hook, line, and sinker for the Superintendent’s plan, which is essentially a race to the bottom? Who will have the guts to challenge her constant appointing of out of district personnel rather than promoting from within? We have amazing teachers and administrators here who are being overlooked!
    Where is the support for English Language Learners and the teachers who support them? Why are there so few Spanish speaking counselors at PHS? One full-time new hire isn’t enough to help 70+ students, many of whom have experienced losses and traumas crossing the border or who are homeless (yes, this is true) in Princeton, or have to work long hours after school to financially support their families and thus cannot avail themselves of after-school support that one wonderful teacher provides out of the goodness of her heart. Really?? In this wealthy town? Where’s the equity in this??

  2. You can meet Superintendent Carole Kelley at a library event on September 12 at 4:30 p.m.

  3. @Curious Parent/Taxpayer It’s a shame what is going now in the schools. I hope voters realize that they have a choice this fall with the School Board election. We need a high-quality school district and recent leaders have been letting things slide. It seems at every party, someone is talking about their child’s poor treatment at the hands of the school district. Why do we let our children be treated this way?

  4. @Anonymous. Just because you don’t know about it doesn’t mean the school board isn’t on top of things. Personnel issues are confidential.

  5. The PPS strategic plan was being written over the summer. What about parent input? The plan has vague long term outcomes to promote Hope and Healing. This is the PPS FIVE year plan? I don’t think our children will be able to hug their way into MIT. Maybe the strategic plan could outline MEASURABLE academic goals. Schools are supposed to be teaching students academics not promoting politics, social agenda or transgenderism. WAKE UP Princeton parents and residents to the WOKE agenda before our excellent schools turn into factories putting out social justice warriors and activists instead of students prepared to be successful at university and beyond. Demand accountability for proper use of your tax dollars otherwise who knows how the $95 million dollar PPS budget is being spent. The opinion of outside consultants should not have greater weight than stakeholder parents, students and taxpayers. The BOE needs to be good stewards of the school budget and use the money to improve education for all and demonstrate positive results. The current strategic plan is an embarrassment. Parents need to pay attention to what is being taught. Ask your children how race and equity are being taught. Are they interested in learning SOGIE? Do you want your children asked if they were intersex at birth and taught these topics or do you want them to learn from your family? PAY ATTENTION. A cultural change is happening right now in YOUR Princeton elementary, middle and high school. BOE elections are in November. Vote wisely.

    1. While I agree to some extent with your feelings on the over-emphasis on “political correctness” and whatever the Super means by equity, the most important thing here is that our kids’ academics are being placed second. Academics appear to be sacrificed on the altar of equity. Of course, equity is important, but what’s the definition that the Strategic Plan consultants are using? It appears that it means equal outcomes for all students, which can be achieved by a race to the bottom. What I suspect they intend it to mean is more equitable opportunities, but that’s not what’s being communicated. Their plan is all about the soft and squishy things, not how our kids will achieve academically. Yes, it stinks that our tax dollars are going toward this–about $330K for the consultants!! Which could’ve been used to plan and implement some wraparound programming for the lowest income and at-risk kids. And, if PPS doesn’t wake up to how many parents feel, they’re going to see the wealthy flee to the private schools.
      Side bar–if our Charter School actually was full of the most needy kids, and not a free private school for the upper class, a lot of the problem could be solved.

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