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COMMUNITY VOICE: Five Hours of What?

On February 5, 2013 the Perth Amboy Board of Education held a five hour closed door meeting concerning the school Superintendent. But five hours long? What were they talking about? Her shoe size? But at the same time – those parents, students and the concerned citizens were left out in the cold. Now, what is so secret about Ms. Caffrey? What is she going to do write a book about how the school system is run in Perth Amboy. I could see it – now the book cover “As Your Stomach Turns” by Dr. Janine Walker-Caffrey – New York Best Seller.

The book is about a three ring flying circus with high paying clowns and students that are confused with nowhere to go. Or maybe the School Board President should write a book called, “Johnny Can’t Read, Johnny Can’t Spell, That’s Why Johnny is in the N.F.L.” It’s a book about a School System that don’t want to listen to the Concerns of the students.

But now there is a real book about the Public School System in Washington D.C. called “Radical Fighting to Put Students First,” by Michelle Rhee who used to be a School Chancellor. But as of now she runs an advocacy group called, “Students First.” I think the Perth Amboy School Board Members and Ms. Caffrey should read – This Book. A child without an education is a child without a future.

Orlando “Wildman” Perez

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