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Opinion

April 9, 2014

Letter: Windham charter school will expand opportunities

To the editor:

Windham has earned itself a reputation in the eyes of many as a great place to live, having some of the best teachers in the state. Many of Windham’s educators have recently earned accolades, including Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year awards. Much of Windham’s growth is due to the “Prestige” of our Schools.

Opening a charter school in a town with an excellent reputation will further enhance Windham’s prestige and status within the state. Windham won’t simply be known as a great town with great schools. It will be known as a leading educational community that provides cutting-edge opportunities for our children. We all chose to live in a community that is growing and improving. The Windham Academy will help bring that to our town.

It will also provide parents with needed choice. Parents will now be free to choose which type of school to have their children attend. No one understands the needs of children as well as their parents do. How they think and solve problems. How they excel in the arts, math or science. What motivates them and keeps them interested and eager to learn more.

Let me restate that Windham has excellent schools with excellent teachers. But the Windham Academy will provide another option for parents. One based on subject Mastery that some in our community may prefer.

Christopher Baker

Windham

Educational Choices Foundation

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