Letter: I’m no fear-monger
It seems that I stirred up a little dust with my resolution at the Boscawen town meeting.
The article published in the Monitor (“Boscawen quarrels over school program,” front page, March 13) was accurate and well written, but I would like to make a few points in the interest of clarity.
My resolution asked only one question of the residents of Boscawen: Are you in favor of requesting a full accounting of cost and revenue and the sources of that revenue for the IB program? Is that so bad? Remember transparency?
After I presented my resolution, a motion was made to table it. So much for transparency. Luckily it failed.
Suddenly, I was accused of being some sort of fear-monger and trying to fuel conspiracy theories. I don’t believe in conspiracy theories, but at the same time I don’t think that a U.N.-founded educational program belongs in our schools without being under extremely careful scrutiny. It is possible not to believe in conspiracy and still have legitimate concerns. Plenty of good information, both pro and con, is available on the internet and in print.
Further in the article I was accused of saying that there was some sort of conspiracy or cover-up by the school administration or school board. I am trying to be polite when I state that is an absolute fabrication. It was stated that printing the IB report would be too costly and cumbersome. Really? The entire budget for the Merrimack Valley School District ($37 million) takes just six pages.
Then I pointed out, “Just remember who didn’t want you to know” – a valid point. After that came school board member Lorrie Carey’s rant, embarrassing and unbecoming. Now the question becomes: Is this the representation we want on our school board and in the Legislature?