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Chatham Coalition is out of touch and out to lunch

By Peter Theye
Posted Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Pittsboro, NC - In my opinion, what started as a wonderful and needed idea to empower the small, disconnected progressive groups around Chatham, back in the Bunkey days, has turned into a very pushy, very closed minded, out of touch organization.

The Coalition's endorsement of Flint O'Brian because he sends his children to county schools is ridiculous. Too bad O'Brian was not born in Chatham. because that would be a good reason to vote for him!

"We prefer School Board members who show a personal investment in Chatham's community public schools by enrolling their children in them," Coalition Vice-Chair John Hammond said.

I would really like to take John to school for a couple of weeks. I want him to have lunch at 9:30, if it is raining, maybe have him walk the halls silently for a little physical activity. How about an AP US history class with 35 students. Maybe top it off with visit to the Guidance Department that has no idea who you are.

Good parents try to make the best decisions they can for their children. Using the CC's logic, you should NOT vote for O'Brian because he decided to send his children to overcrowded, understaffed, underfunded schools.

 
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