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Letter: Your silence gives consent

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Mr. Bazzani’s eloquent letter about the removal of valedictorian and salutatorian from GCPS (“Dumbing down our schools,” Feb. 6 Readers Write) offered some good arguments against doing so, but failed to address the motivation behind this and other ongoing changes in our local schools. Silence is consent.

On Nov. 28, 2016, I attended an open house at GHS which included viewing the film titled “Most Likely to Succeed.” The school system appeared to be prepared for 350 or so people (Chick-fil-A catered), but only 60 to 65 showed up. Having it on Monday evening between 5:15 and 8 p.m. with very little advertisement beforehand may explain the poor turnout, but that block in the transformation process was checked in the ongoing plan to convert our public schools’ education platform into what was portrayed in the film. Silence is consent.

The removal of valedictorian and salutatorian is another part of implementing the “Col...

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