A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Civilized Discussion

Mike Lester, The Rome News-Tribune
Mike Lester, The Rome News-Tribune

I sit on the Governing Board at Freedom Academy in Provo, a public charter school. This group, elected by the parents/guardians of the students, is tasked with overseeing the school, executing the Freedom Academy vision, fostering relationships with staff and the school community, and overseeing the budget.

Currently, Freedom Academy is in the middle of a challenging expansion question as the planned expansion site has become unavailable to us and, the school is trying to find out how to go-forward, or to go-forward at all.

At the end of the day, the freedom to say what you want and believe what you want is one of the greatest things about America!

Amazingly, having freedom of speech — the ability to say anything you want — often results in freely thrown-about rumor and speculation that doesn’t line up so well with the facts. After all, as John Adams famously put it… “facts are stubborn things”.

And so it goes…


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