LETTER: Businessman understands educationTo the Telegram: What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right. That is a quote posted on my door; read daily by students as they go in and out of the classroom.
To the Telegram:
What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right. That is a quote posted on my door; read daily by students as they go in and out of the classroom. It is difficult to do what is right at times because you might not fit into the social norm. It seems like in today’s day it is difficult to find someone who will stand up and do what is right, fearing they might be ostracized. Can you think of anyone in your life that does what is right even when it is not popular?
I have had the privilege to meet such a person. His name is James Farkas.
I was looking for a group of individuals to come into my classroom and teach my children how to play chess. I was not able to recruit a group, but rather one lone businessman appeared in my classroom, James. He took his role as chess master very seriously. He came to my classroom prepared with a lesson, open to new ideas, willing to be flexible with the constantly changing classroom dynamics and always with a warm, kind spirit. Our first group of chess players ended up learning not only the game of chess, but also how to work together, how to accept victory or defeat humbly, and how to plan ahead, not only during chess but also in life.
Now voting members of Superior, you have the opportunity to vote James Farkas onto the Superior School Board. He has willingly stepped up to donate his time and his experience to support our schools.
His goals are to make sure all students receive the greatest value for their investment in Superior; recognize the need for flexible academic support; ensure a safe and engaged place of learning for all students, regardless of academic or economic circumstance. He wants to foster community involvement and nurturing a culture of trust and mutual respect among stakeholders in the Superior school district.
James Farkas has been in the classroom on a regular basis; he is a businessman in Superior. He lives in Superior and is a person who is flexible, reasonable, skilled with budget development and employee relations, along with the desire to listen respectfully and attentively.
Get out and vote for James Farkas on Feb. 19. You won’t regret it.