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Problems with the School District's Mission Statement


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...which has been on the site for the longest time.

Here is the statement: "The mission of the Kearny School District, a diverse metropolitan "hometown" working together as a unified community, is to provide unlimited opportunities that maximize everyone's potential to be a life-long learner and a contributing member of society."

First, why is the statement in quotation marks when there is no source book cited?

Second, If the Board wants to keep the Mission Statement in double quotation marks, at least put hometown in single quotation marks so that it looks like this: 'hometown.'

No double quotation-marked words inside a double quotation-marked sentence.

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, a diverse metropolitan "hometown" working together as a unified community,

Remove this phrase entirely. It's unwieldy and disjointed.

In fact, since it's one of the first items visitors to the website read, my suggestion would be to rewrite the entire statement to reflect that the District is in the 21st century. The statement should make reference to the first-rate teaching staff, the "wow" technology, and the many improvements to the building itself (should they ever get completed).

As it stands now, the statement looks like it was written at a time when Evelyn Johnson was the "head of the English Department" and the kids were reading from the McGuffey Readers.

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, a diverse metropolitan "hometown" working together as a unified community,

Remove this phrase entirely. It's unwieldy and disjointed.

In fact, since it's one of the first items visitors to the website read, my suggestion would be to rewrite the entire statement to reflect that the District is in the 21st century. The statement should make reference to the first-rate teaching staff, the "wow" technology, and the many improvements to the building itself (should they ever get completed).

As it stands now, the statement looks like it was written at a time when Evelyn Johnson was the "head of the English Department" and the kids were reading from the McGuffey Readers.

No, no, no. " A community full of nepotism, headed up by Cinderella, in her 5 million dollar Midland Avenue Castle, guiding 9 misfits, trying to unify their heads to form 1 brain."

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