Please do not judge parents who educate their children about the power of democracy in an age-appropriate way and involve them in safe, peaceful activist roles that are relevant to their lives. I can't think of a more appropriate introduction to democracy than one of the family-centered rallys organized in front of City Hall over the past few weeks. This experience has been a positive learning opportunity for my children, and for others as well. We're not crazy. Many of the children have important things to say, and while I don't know the specific children featured in this article, I believe they have a right for their voices to be heard. If you choose to sit back and put power in the hands of others, that is your choice. But for the rest of us, we will continue to fight for the quality education our children deserve. View Comment
I echo your sentiments and frustrations, Donna. I chose to live in Norwalk for the same reasons. But disagree that WE are the fools here. There is still a good chance that our leadership and politicians will stop their foolish behaviors and make decisions that truly are best for our children and our community. This is the tipping point. In fighting to save our schools, we are also fighting to save our city and our homes. What could be more important than that? You are not a fool, you are a hero. View Comment
After attending his first political rally last night, my soon to be first grader greeted me this morning with a barrage of questions: "So, what happened at the meeting last night?" "Did they decide how many kids will be in my class next year?" and "Is Mr. (insert name of much-loved teacher) going to lose his job?"
I told him that nothing was decided yet and that we would keep fighting for the schools, teachers, and children that we love. And that's exactly what we'll do.
It's raining, people. Let's fix this mess. View Comment