More choice. Academic rigor. New school configurations. School/teacher reward plans. I listened to Dr. Evans at Thursday night’ forum with hope and dread.

Hope: Because the strategic plan and this year’s targets are bold and doable.

Dread: Because the foes of change in Paterson have defeated every previous attempt to change the way the school district operates.

Is this the time we can move the education agenda for our children? Can we rally a community coalition strong enough to withstand the forces of status quo? The question is still unanswered.

Please plan to attend one of the remaining four forums so you can hear and judge for yourself.  Then decide your next step.

I’m not waiting for Superman.  I’m waiting for you.