To the Editor:
Trumbull Public Schools have been debated in the news throughout the current town-wide campaign with much of the focus on what the First Selectman candidates offer based on their management experience and knowledge of our school system. We are both products of Trumbull Public Schools and recall with fondness many of our teachers, school activities, and the education that we received. When the quality of our educational system is criticized, we find it disheartening on a personal level. Experiencing the quality of Trumbull education first hand provided us with opportunities to receive undergraduate/graduate degrees and professional certifications, paved the way for us to have productive careers, and fostered a level of caring that encourages us to continue to give back to our community. We are Trumbull Public Schools! We recognize that the education we received is different from the education of today. Due to the quality of today’s school system, we both chose to raise our families in Trumbull. Our children are either attending Trumbull Public Schools or have graduated from THS. Opponents claim that today’s students are brighter, more advanced and seek to apply to more prestigious institutions of higher learning, but have fewer opportunities for success than we had. Having fewer opportunities is simply not true. Our children who have graduated from THS are attending or have graduated from prestigious and highly ranked universities. They are achieving a high level of success in the world today, thanks to the solid foundation afforded them by the Trumbull School system.