What’s worth Fighting for?

by , under Local Activism, Professional Issues

Southold Schools Superintended David Gamberg gave a wonderful address to his staff on opening day.    He asks the question….

“What is worth fighting for?”

Headlines abound decrying and debating what is happening inside of our schools.  Today’s schools are complex organizations that in many ways reflect the larger complex society in which children live and learn.  We must search beneath and behind the headlines to discover what is taking place.  On a broader scale, the issue of public education is at a crossroads.  The choice to support and constructively build on this vitally important American institution—the public school—or to denigrate and systematically replace it is a question that we now face.