Danbury Prospect Charter School should be funded
On Sunday, April 28th, I read the open letter in The News-Times in support of Danbury Prospect Charter School. Like the authors of that letter/advertisement, I believe the state should fund this new school, a needed option for families like mine.
As a resident of Danbury and parent of two school-aged children, I was moved by the letter because it spoke to the possibility and hope that my children could attend a school that offers world class academics and a second language program. I strongly believe that if my children have these two tools, they will be prepared for a bright future where they will be ready for great opportunities in their working years.
I have a background working for world class manufacturing companies and I have seen and experienced how important it is to know a second language as well as have a global mindset; in those kind of companies you are required to be competitive, have strong values and work with people from different continents.
I also believe that with a quality education these kids can always give back to our community and that their education should be seen as an investment in Danbury’s future.
I would love to send my children to Danbury Prospect because it will provide the values and curriculum that I’m certain will make a difference in their future and education. I have the right to decide where my children go to school, and I think Danbury parents deserve more tuition-free options in our city.
As the open letter states, the funding for the school will come from state, not local, dollars. That means it won’t take money away from Danbury district schools. And, as we know two things — that our schools are overcrowded and that large schools are not good for all students — Danbury stands to benefit from this great, free education. Danbury elected legislators should put aside the politics and demand that the state fund this school.