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Betsy, please keep us up to date on the progress of the Take One project at your school. It seems an idea with a lot of potential!

Betsy, You are an inspiration to so many people. Thank you for all that you do!


I have just finished reading some of your past posts. For a while I kept up with what was happening at Brighton through your blog, and from others I knew who were still there, but time and other commitments got in the way and I haven't lately been a frequent reader. I have been touched by the stories you tell and the stories of the students. Once you've been a part of Brighton, as I was for a short time, you never forget the school and the efforts of you and others there to provide the best education possible for the students. I so very much admire you and the work you do to provide a quality education to some of our most vulnerable students. I hope it helps to know that many of us keep the Brighton students and you in our prayers. Keep up the amazing work and keep telling the Brighton story. You are an inspiration. Thank you for all you do for children and for education!

I believe if you are going to tell the story.....tell the whole story. Tell how we have a principal that is really not a people person, has no vision for the school, does not know how to communicate with the parents, students or teachers. Tell that we have an Asst. Principal with less then 325 students yet discipline is horrible. Teachers spend half their time disciplining students themselves because they know nothing will be done to them if they are sent to the office. And what about these students that are dropouts............You have a principal that put a 14 year old student out of school to walk the street. Creating a potential criminal. This student had no help at home, mother's on drugs and really need help from the school, and she turned her back on him. Betsy, please tell the whole story.

Let's talk about the test scores. You want people to think Elementary School is thriving and that Brighton would make AYP with out the Middle School. Only one grade in Elementary made AYP and that was 4th grade, so we are not only failing at Middle School they are not getting it in K-5. Everybody should take blame for this starting with the Principal.

You write about a outstanding Music and Art. Tell how the thing that they need most is being taken away from the students. I've been at Brighton for over 15 years and this is the worst Administration ever.

I tell you what, if you want to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, go in the community and ask the parents and students how they feel about this Administration. Are you afraid? The teachers know how you feel about them. Don't think for a minute they don't. You talk about this bringing tears to your eyes.....I just wonder about that. When you can set back and let one person tear down a school the way this Principal has I just question your tears. My hope is that we will get somebody that really have a heart for these children and not just trying to make a name for themselves.

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