OPINION: Why I’m Running

By Joe Gasparro

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.

Because of this, we all have a vested interest in the state of our local public education system.

As parents and grandparents, there’s nothing more important than our children’s success, the key to which is an educational experience that both challenges them and encourages their intellectual growth. As taxpayers, we deserve to know our investment into the lives of these young adults is being wisely managed. And as members of the Carteret community, we all have a stake in ensuring that our schools are providing these students with the education they need to one day lead.

I’m running for Carteret School Board because I know that every resident of Carteret needs to be represented as we craft our education policy. I learned a lot during my time as President of the Family School Organization (FSO) at Carteret Middle School and Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #189. One of the most important lessons those experiences taught me was the need to reach out to each individual involved, taking everyone’s opinion into account.

Educating our children is no easy task; in fact, it’s the hardest job many of us will ever do. But if we come together as a community, electing individuals to the Board of Education who are dedicated to building ‘Better Schools and a Better Carteret,’ we can ensure that tomorrow’s leaders are even stronger than today’s.

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