Thursday, May 29, 2008

"The first myth is that costs shouldn't increase"

Posted May 29, 2008 @ 01:02 AM


A townwide forum on the Proposition 2 1/2 tax override proposal ended last night with the tears of a choral teacher at John F. Kennedy Elementary School after learning chorus will be cut at Franklin High School if the override doesn't pass.

"I'm just very devastated," said Mary MacMurray, who attended Franklin public schools, "I think those kids," she said, choking up a second time, "kids need that competitive edge going into college."

"I can't imagine those kids not even having a choral program and not getting into colleges," she said, fighting tears and explaining she is not normally so emotional.

School Committee member Roberta Trahan stepped in to aid MacMurray, saying some students are right-brained and creative, and perform better in school with programs that emphasize creativity, such music and art.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here.

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