READERS' FORUM - Support Linder for board of ed

We support Steve Linder's candidacy for Norwalk Board of Education. Steve is well informed and committed to excellence in our schools. We believe that Steve's highest priority will be making Norwalk City Schools the best that they can be. Steve is willing to listen to the concerns of staff, parents and taxpayers. Steve can make a positive difference in our district by developing a better partnership between our schools and parents.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

We support Steve Linder's candidacy for Norwalk Board of Education. Steve is well informed and committed to excellence in our schools. We believe that Steve's highest priority will be making Norwalk City Schools the best that they can be.

Steve is willing to listen to the concerns of staff, parents and taxpayers. Steve can make a positive difference in our district by developing a better partnership between our schools and parents.

Electing Steve Linder to our school board will give our community the voice it so desperately needs.

Jeff and Denise Crumrine

Norwalk

Comments

Sunnie (Anonymous)

I didn't say that it benefitted the paper. News is news and assuming that Mr Linder has a vendetta is not NEWS! Can they prove it is a vendetta? You say the newspaper has allowed readers to learn the Linders' true motives. How does the "newspaper" know that is their motive? Have they hypnotized them? Done brain surgery? It is an assumption (opinion) and not a fact. We might as well be reading the gossip magazines. I rest my case. I don't even know the Linders nor do I live in the Norwalk school district. It just appears to be a smear campaign to me.

Norwalktaxpayer...

You think the paper is assuming? Wow. Why would the paper try to force this election?
Newspapers aren't perfect, but the Reflector has printed what they've been told by Mr. Linder himself during the interview process, and they've printed what he's said at monthly school board meetings.
I've been to a couple of them, and what he said was printed correctly. There's no need for hypnotism, brain surgery, assumptions, etc. He's asked for the principal's resignation on more than one occasion, and he's made his feeling very clear. Plus, he and his family started a ridiculous petition drive to have the boys basketball coach fired, after his son's senior season turned out to be an average one.
Factor his comments, the stories, plus the letters that he and his wife wrote to the School Board and the Administration, and you'll see it doesn't take a genius to figure out what's his motives are. Heck, I think my daughter's cat could figure it out.

to Norwalktaxpa...

You want to bring up the basketball coach? I signed that petition and the person who handed it to me was a different basketball parent and not a Linder. The person who presented the petition to the board was a different basketball parent and not a Linder. Have you driven around town? I have seen signs in several player's yards. At least two Linder signs I have seen are in the yards of not just basketball player parents, but of two of the MVP's! One of which is next door to the Grays! There were valid reasons for that petition and if Gray had treated your son the way mine was treated and other young men were treated, you would have signed it too.

Norwalktaxpayer...

I saw the petition. It was brought to me by someone who mistakenly thought I'd sign it. I looked over the names before handing it back. I'd say at least 25% of the signatures were from people who don't even live in the school district. They were Linder relatives from out of town.

to Norwalktaxpa...

The petition I signed had 25 or 50 names on it, so if the petition you saw had 25% Linder names that would be about 6 - 12 signatures. Big deal. Over 200 people signed that petition. I would doubt they were out of the district. The main point was that Gray was a horrible coach. If his treatment of players has improved, then the petition served its purpose. If his treatment of players has not improved, then at least I know I tried to make a difference.

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