Raising academic expectations

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 09:27 AM.

We all want what is best for our children. Every parent wants his child to be well educated and have a good shot in life.  But a price has to be paid.  That price is first of all having the courage to set high expectations, a commitment to pursue them and the acceptance of the leadership of our school system in implementing a plan that will help every student reach their highest level of academic achievement.

In my opinion, if we started tomorrow it wouldn't be soon enough.   The only question is, “What kind of school system do our parents want and what kind of academic standards will they support?”  I would hope that every parent would join in and make their desire for higher academic standards known to our school system by telling a school board member or writing a letter to them. I then would then hope that all parents would get behind this process, personally commit to its success by giving their unwavering support to new academic expectations for our students. 

For the Benefit of Our Children,   

George W. Duren 

Port St. Joe



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