The local campaigns for school committee are made up of those, for the most part, who attended Lynn public schools, whose kids attended or are attending Lynn public schools and whose grandchildren are attending Lynn’s public schools. Continuity is good. Pride is good. Unreality, however, should not be part of the agenda for the schools.
Only School Committeewoman Donna Coppola cries out for change as she knows better than most, change is badly needed for Lynn’s public schools to remain relevant and viable.
Lynn’s public schools are basically OK. Its student body is largely impoverished and unable to speak in the English language or to read and write in English. This is what causes the bulk of the problems.
We tend to agree with Mrs. Coppola’s cry for change.
We wish everyone else running shared the same sentiment.