The only time the word "fail" is found on this entire page is from your post. Newtown used to be a Blue Ribbon school district; it hasn't been for some time. For many of us who expect excellence in our Town's public school system the current performance levels are underwhelming, which is exactly what Mr. Higgins points out. It would be wonderful if you could specifically tell us where in this letter Mr. Higgins is "tearing down" the school system. You sir, seem to be employing typical Democratic Party tactics by twisting the words of anyone who isn't in your party to craft your own narrative. Voters beware.
Mr Higgins seems to be joining other Republicans in claiming Newtown Schools are failing. . I challenge that perspective, Our High School is rated in the top 5% nationwide, and our system in the top 20% of schools in CT, which is rated the 4th best statewide system.
Criticizing our schools has become the essences of this years Republican campaign. We should always strive to improve our schools, but tearing them down is not the way to do this. Reader beware.
As an independent I applaud [Barney] for being unaffiliated. However that is not the case in this election. Running on the Republican Line makes him beholden to the Party he is running for. He is not unaffiliated in his actions,. This time around he has signed onto a major parties agenda. like it or not. If he bucks the party next election he'll be out.