West Orange Residents Support Mark Robertson for Board of Ed
Thursday, October 31, 2013 • 1:10pm
WEST ORANGE, NJ - (Editor's Note: The West Orange Alternative Press Received Several Letters of Endorsement for Mark Robertson this morning. We are publishing several today and more tomorrow.)
I write to encourage residents of West Orange to cast their vote for a proven candidate Mr. Mark Robertson who has demonstrated his passion and believes in our kids. He is advocating for change in the educational system by working with administrators and teachers at Edison Middle School.
He is a homeowner; hence he could connect with property tax payers of our town west orange, and ensure that every dollar the residents paid is used judiciously.
I am writing to show support for Mr. Mark Robertson, candidate for the West Orange Board of Education. Mark has been our neighbor, core curriculum and school advocate, Cub Scout leader and friend for over 5 years now. Mark is very proud of our West Orange community, our West Orange schools and our West Orange children. His platform, including fund development through corporate partnerships/grants and raising the standards/curricula rigor for ALL to exceed the Common Core requirements, is for the children. Controlling the budget by capping the spending per child and looking for efficiency/performance measures to eliminate waste will be beneficial to all West Orange residents.
Chris Morgan, MA
I also trust him on a professional level. Last year Mark successfully lead a parents coalition which lead to substantive curriculum changes for our Junior High and Middle School children making the honors program more inclusive by reasonable expanding the qualification criteria to those interested in participating in those programs. I was a part of this coalition and can say that this probably would not have happened were it not for Mark’s persistent, tireless, patient, careful effort and petitioning which compelled the West Orange Board of Education to make those curriculum-enhancing changes.
I say all this to point out that this Yale-educated man, who has 2 children currently in the school system, 25+ years of corporate management, marketing, public relationship and budgetary management experience in addition to 30+ years of English and math tutoring experience is more than qualified for a seat on the West Orange Board of Education. I wholeheartedly endorse him because he is not only supremely qualified, well invested in our town’s school system, but also because he is the right person for the job. At the end of the day, the people deserve someone that they can trust. I trust Mark Robertson and they should too.