As a social worker/educator with the Trumbull school system I am professionally invested in assuring that town political leaders sensibly understand both the academic and social/emotional/mental health needs of our students and have the ability to prioritize and staunchly advocate for our town’s children. Taxpayers rightfully expect that monies are spent wisely with the best interests of students in mind, and with a clear and uncompromised support for the mission and core values stated as policy of our award winning school system.
Public school teachers care deeply about their students. Educators understand that schools provide more than just a focus on academic achievement; they have a civic responsibility to prepare individuals to work together, not only for personal gain but for society’s as well. This requires resources and support to teach the whole child. A functioning democracy requires an educated citizenry.