When I saw a No vote for the Great Neck Public School Bond, tears came to my eyes.
What is happening to our community?
Our school system, the pillar of Great Neck, is in need of repair and modernizing. Our aging physical school environment calls out to the community for the health, safety and technology future of our children—and the community voted No.
I taught in the Great Neck school system for over 30 years. I continued teaching on the university level, teaching teachers. I came to my professorship well-prepared, thanking the Great Neck community all the way along for the working environment that helped me grow professionally along with my students.
I attended the bond information meetings, read the proposals and applauded the Board of Education members for their skills, research, devotion and time.
We will have a precious opportunity again to vote for a carefully thoughtful and well-prepared budget that will put the Great Neck school system on the education charts, and make our properties a sought-after place on Earth.
Go to the polls on Tuesday, May 16, and vote Yes, Yes, Yes for the budget. We can make a difference and provide an education for our youth which will ripple out into our democratic society.
So, walk out of your voting place with a smile rather than the detached expression I witnessed when I voted for the school bond.
—Martha (Kindergarten) Cohen