The Parents United vision will keep families in Hoboken

Dear Editor:
My husband and I have lived in Hoboken for a few years. We were drawn to Hoboken because of its close proximity and easy access to New York City. We have found Hoboken to be a perfect medley of small town charm and metropolitan convenience. It is for those reasons and many others that we chose Hoboken to start our family. We welcomed our first child on March 23, 2016.
The streets of Hoboken are saturated with budding new families creating the appearance of a city catering to child rearing. However, it is the unfortunate reality that when our children trade in their bottles for books many parents will consider relocating out of Hoboken due to the poor reputation of the school system. As a new parent with a love for Hoboken’s beautiful waterfront and youthful energy I wish to see the school system improve before my children are ready to enroll.
To help cultivate this culture of change within the education system I am doing my part as a Hoboken parent by voting on Nov. 8 to elect members into the Board of Education whose vision aligns with my own. After researching the current candidates the choice is clear. The Parents United slate comprised of Jessica Nelson, Francis “Chipper” Benway, and Jennifer Rossini have a vision for education that will not only keep our families here, but also with time have new families seeking out Hoboken as the place to raise and educate their children.
Parents United plans to improve student test scores by focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These skills will help provide Hoboken children with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. I look forward to watching Parents United shape the face of Hoboken Education over the next three years.

Mindy Fox

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