Reply To Response To Linda Welborn’s Letter
I am replying to the disturbing attack that Deena Hayes-Greene, chair of the GCS system and Winston McGregor, the vice chair, made against Linda Welborn and the other three candidates for school board who have teamed up to improve the outcomes of our public school system.
There must be something going on to elicit that amount of vitriol. What Deena and Winston failed to mention was that over half of our elementary, middle and high school students cannot pass the basic competency tests in math and reading.
They can attack and name call all they want but must be ashamed of the results of our school system. Did I miss the section where they bragged on the outcomes the current board is producing?
The other interesting observation is that our school system claims a graduation rate of 91.8 percent. That is unbelievable when under half of high school students can pass the math and reading competency tests. Is there magic being worked during senior year? I have worked with Linda Welborn, Tim Andrews, Crissy Pratt and Demetria Carter. They are all great citizens and are committed to the education of our kids. I would ask that others who are concerned with the poor results of our school system would join me in voting for them. As an important side note, Linda, Tim Crissy and Demetria are committed to drastically improving safety for our kids. The current administration appears to not be up to the task in keeping our kids safe!
Couldn’t have sai it better. There is a great deal of truth in the numbers of students graduating without basic competency in math or reading.
“Time for a cool change “
Interesting letter from Winston McGregor and Deena Hayes recently regarding the election of school board members. They want to re-brand the group opposing their leadership and direction and rather than calling them “new vision, new direction,” they want to call them “no direction.”
This election is so simple. Please ask yourself if we are providing and producing quality public education in Guilford County? How are our students and schools performing? Do you agree and approve of the curriculum provided in Guilford County schools? Are higher graduation rates the goal or is the goal to produce quality students that are prepared to succeed in life?
Do not allow the pandemic to cloud your research. The results are just as unacceptable prior to the pandemic. If Hayes and McGregor want to brand the challengers “no direction,” I suggest it is an improvement over the current “wrong direction.”
Bottom line: answer the questions above and if you are happy with the performance of our students vote to keep the current leadership.
However, if you agree it is time to change the leadership please support:
Tim Andrew, Chrissy Pratt, Linda Welborn and Demetria Carter with your vote!
No worries, Mr. Parker–that particular article just cemented my vote for Ms. Welborn & the other candidates; anyone capable of saying, ‘No’, to many of the ‘wannabe’ projects has surely done their homework & has the wherewithal to monitor spending taxpayer $$$. My kind of representative! I want more of ’em, not less…
What about the education bond?. Tax money was spent illegally there to get them passed. Of course the local Board of Elections and the State Board of elections (both under democratic control) looked the other way. The double standard continues. Let’s vote in new members to the Board of Education that care about children. Most of the current board is failing our children. Parents need to vote and take back our schools.