As an education activist, concerned parent and community advocate I want to take a moment to thank the Paterson school board for hearing the cries of the community and unanimously voting down the current budget which fails to provide a thorough and efficient education. That is not only a breach of the constitution, but a breach against our children and their education.
The board took a stand last night and made it clear to the superintendent that business as usual will no longer be tolerated. I hope the position the board took last night will be a reflection of the decisions they make going forward.
I just want the board to know that as long as they back our children, I will back them. Let’s move forward together and make it better for our future (children). We all know the state-appointed superintendent will most likely send in the budget as is. But at least the 9 commissioners won’t have their names attached to this disaster. Now, the fight continues. And we all must join in and fight on behalf of our children.
Corey L. Teague
Activist, former board member