Source: Sherman Publications

Letter to the editor
Schools of choice

May 18, 2011

Dear Editor,

On Monday, May 9, Clarkston School Board discussed the possibility of implementing a school of choice program at Clarkston High School.  Apparently, Dr. Rod Rock, superintendent, believes the school of choice program is what Clarkston Community Schools needs and he wants the school board to approve it.  

I know many people moved to this area because of the schools. They wanted to be able to feel safe about sending their kids to their local public schools instead of having to send them to private schools.  I fear that if Dr. Rock gets his way in starting the decline of the school system with the schools of choice, that it will be the beginning of the end of the Clarkston Schools as we know them and it will prompt many parents to decide to put their kids in private schools, which would be a terrible shame and a financial hardship on the parents.

Dr. Rock has not moved his family into the district and his kids don’t go to school here. He may call OUR kids, “his kids”, but in reality, “his kids” are 50 miles away from here in another school district.   

Dawn Schaller

Independence Township