By: Page Page
Before my children were ready to start kindergarten, I exhausted myself talking to anyone who would talk to me about my educational options in Durham. Unfortunately, much of what I heard about Durham Public schools was not very positive. It was scary and frustrating trying to decide where to send my babies to school! In the end, I learned that all the negative opinions were more perception than reality. Both our children are currently attending a wonderful Durham Public School.
So, I was very excited when a friend decided to fight for our kids and our schools! Strong Durham Schools (www.strongdurhamschools.com) was launched this year by a concerned parent, Elizabeth Tolman, to combat the undeserved negative reputation of our school system.
The mission of Strong Durham Schools is to improve the reputation of Durham Public Schools, foster school spirit and encourage parents to choose a DPS school for their children to attend. By allowing DPS parents to share true stories about their experiences, Strong Durham Schools is helping other families decide what is best for their children.
It makes me proud to see someone stand up for Durham Public Schools! As a parent of two children in the school system, I want others to know how wonderful an education in Durham can be for our kids. If you child currently attends a DPS school, please help Strong Durham Schools with its mission. Go out and RAVE about the successes your children have had!