I am very concerned about the superintendent of our city schools making the unilateral decision to just discontinue a program that is beneficial to our community and that does not impact his budget. One of the best predictors of children's success in school is the education level of the parents. By improving this measure in the parents, we improve the education prospects for our current students.
Whose kids do you think are in your schools, Mr. Smith?
I think the mission could be expanded to include the education of all in our district who were unable, for whatever reason, to complete their schooling within the traditional parameters. Maybe there are other considerations that would make a compelling case for cutting this program.
Perhaps Mr. Smith could share them with the school board and the community.