Reflections Apr 25, 2008 8:14:31 GMT -5
Post by we4 on Apr 25, 2008 8:14:31 GMT -5
Apr 25, 2008 6:26:36 GMT -5 @sleeplessinnpvl said:I have had quite a "Sleepless" night last night. I found this thread again. It is the only thread in the "How to improve our School District" heading over here on our relatively new green board. There are only two pages to this topic. How sad that we are so busy posting about this third HS that we don't have time to post here.
The division in our district concerns me. That's why I came onto these boards in the first place. And that is ultimately why I may stop posting altogether.
I took the time to examine myself. Things are not always black and white, or in the case of the boards, green and blue. I have told some people this already but thought I would share this with you.
I am part green and part blue. I want the third high school built so our kids can have smaller schools and more opportunities (green). I would prefer it at BB (blue) but I don't want the third HS to go away (green). I also don't agree with the SB and their rush (blue). I feel that the place to express your frustration with the board is in the voting booth, not a lawsuit (green)
It's funny that in the midst of all of this division, I have managed to make some unlikely friends. I've had great conversations with some of my ultimate "foes" over there. And I've made new friendships with all of you over here. So I guess some good has come from this.
The reason I am posting here is that I think in order to improve the school district, we have to respect each other and realize not everyone may be all blue or all green. Because ultimately, we are the same -- we all want what is best for our kids.
I am on the same boat.
I also think when people get passionate about things they lose their minds, I know I do. And sometimes with the losing of one's mind, we kind of forget that alot of what people post are their opinions. IMO, I feel one's opinion is their opinion. There is not right or wrong with opinion. I like the color blue (don't read anything into this, I really like blue). I should not be told I am wrong because I like that color. I think sometimes we forget that. Because of this I do not post my views, unless I lose my mind, on this school thing or the school board. My opinion and views have been shot down, so to speak, too many times. I read both boards, will post sometimes on both boards. I do find value on both boards. I will also post this on the other board.
ETA: I mis-typed. I meant to say that my opinion, views and questions have been shot down, so to speak.