Luke Tucker: I believe in Moffat County

To the editor:

Let’s complain about education in Moffat County. Let’s talk about failing schools and horrible test scores. Our kids can’t read, can’t add, can’t pass a science test. Let’s hold meetings to complain about all of these things and do nothing.

We voted down Amendment 66, where we recognized the need for more funding but didn’t like everything that came with the tax. Bravo! I, too, am a proud fiscal conservative who is against new taxes. My hope, however, is that a vote against 66 wasn’t a vote against fixing the problems that face our schools, but a battle cry, “we will do this ourselves!”

Doing it ourselves, isn’t that something that Moffat County should stand for? Isn’t that why we vote the way we do and live the way we do? We don’t like being told what to do, what to say or what gun to carry. So let’s start solving some problems. Let’s start with education.

Let’s be a leader in this state. Let’s be the best place to go to school and the best place to go hunting. Let Moffat County teach the children that create the cleanest coal burning technology. Let Moffat County teach the children that become tomorrow’s industry leaders. Let’s help the teachers that are inspired to teach, and inspire our children to learn.

Our school district needs help. Do not bury your head in the sand. Let’s fix this. Don’t sway, don’t waiver. Focus! Read with your kids. Volunteer in the classroom. Go to SAC meetings. Talk to your school board. Participate!

I am a member and supporter of Friends of Moffat County Education. We support great teachers with great ideas. Moffat County has teachers that are inspired. Let’s embrace them. We have an opportunity, take advantage of it. Do something. Expect more. Demand more. Support more. If it’s broke, fix it. Make it the best.

It has started. Make sure you are a part of this. Moffat County can be a great place to learn. We have the teachers. We have the tools. Let’s rally!

Luke Tucker

Parent, lover of Moffat County and FMCE board member

Comments

Frank Moe 4 months ago

Well stated Luke. Now is the time to "Get It Done", Please let me know how I can help. Thank You. Frank Moe

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Patrick Germond 4 months ago

Great letter! You took the words right out of my mouth. In fact, this movement just took a giant step forward this weekend. Do to some issues with our school districts administration making some decisions the we the parents don't agree with a new Face Book group was created for Moffat County parents. It's called Concerned Parents Of Moffat County School District. It's a group for parents only. No district employees allowed. It's a place where parents can post stories and comments on their dealings with the district. A place where massive pressure can build up and back parents, and what is best for our children. At the rate it's growing I am estimating 400 members by Jannuary first. It's not meant to put parents in the loop, it's meant to give parents OWNERSHIP of the loop. It's meant to make the school board work as assistants to the parents. Check it out.

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Luke Tucker 3 months, 4 weeks ago

My letter is about positive change to MCSD. We can only achieve this with our community coming together and working towards a common goal. Parents, teachers, local businesses, school board members, and administrators striving for excellence.

My letter is not an endorsement for a Facebook page. A one sided conversation will not solve any problems, but create anger and frustrations. You’ve called for open school board meetings and created your own closed meeting. We have got to work together! Do not inspire division. Let’s build bridges.

Luke Tucker

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Patrick Germond 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Well Luke, keeping it positive and $5.00 will buy you a burger and not much else. Keeping it positive and letting our school district and its reps shine us on year after year has gotten us, lets see, now where.

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Noelle Leavitt Riley 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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