This was my first time attending a school committee meeting. I spoke because there are issues that need addressing. I was not recruited by anyone to speak. I spoke because that is my right and now I will continue to attend and speak at these meetings. People need to see and realize that resources being allocated to students is great, but when do the educators receive resources? Laying blame on teachers for poor student performance when these teachers do not have what they need is extremely concerning. We all have a voice and it should be heard. I don’t see anything wrong with that at all, in fact it almost always invokes change for the better. I was sadly disappointed with the turn out for such meetings, but I hope that will rise. I am now seeing the frustration teachers have and can understand why they feel the way they do. Truth is in regards to who and how the school committee works is all new to me, but I am now educating myself on the system.