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Letter Supports Ponns Cohen for School Board

GREENWICH, Conn. – The following is a letter from Greenwich resident Nancy Lucht in support of Board of Education member Marianna Ponns Cohen's re-election.

Vote for Marianna Ponns Cohen.

When did our schools start going downhill? They were the best, I thought—then the next thing I knew, Greenwich schools are in 48th place in the state! With the highest per capita spending to boot! This summer, when I got caught up in the frenzy of the Freund resignation [Sidney Freund is the former superintendent of schools] and the controversy over IB [International Baccalaureate program], which I voraciously inhaled from the front page headlines to the many letters to the editors, and other articles, one name kept jumping out—Marianna Ponns Cohen. I learned to read between the lines to find out just what was going on, and it turned out that Marianna was right all along about previous Board of Education indiscretions and the inadequate vetting of the expensive global IB program. This is not a partisan political issue; it is about providing the children of Greenwich the best education possible.

Whether Greenwich parents want their children’s education to “go global” or to remain in the hands of the community, leaders such as Marianna Ponns Cohen are crucial. Due diligence and integrity, as exemplified by Ms. Ponns Cohen, are absolutely necessary to keep communications open in the BOE and to minimize costly disruptions. Let’s put Greenwich back on top! Please vote for Marianna Ponns Cohen on Election Day, Nov. 8.

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