Last five posts from the CHAT-M-Room
(Town Common) are:
Aren't functionally bilingual...yet? Was that your concern? The kindergarten age group is generally super sharp when exposed to multiple languages. Their inquisitive brains aren't already full of too much trivial grown-up junk. When growing up, my family lived out of the US for 3 years and my middle sister was in elementary school. Her program was full immersion and to this day she remains conversationally bilingual (of which I am jealous). It has been both advantageous and helpful throughout her professional and personal life. If the local school system is prepared to step up, shouldn't be a drawback. IMHO.
USA - Mon 10/14/2019 - 10:57:36
Nearly 1/3 of Chatham kindergartners this year can't speak English?
Chatham, MA USA - Mon 10/14/2019 - 10:08:23
Maybe we need to look at the COA from a different perspective. Ask yourself this question, "Is the dog wagging its tail or is the tail wagging the dog?" We think it is the latter.
S. Chatham, MA USA - Mon 10/14/2019 - 09:57:57
We also like the current location. People are also starting to realize that the current group of baby boomers are not interested in even using the COA. Our generation has so many more options than the previous ones, we feel we will never use it. They really need to down size things or we will not vote for it. The town seems bent on spending millions upon millions and a lot of us simply can't afford it.
S. Chatham, MA USA - Mon 10/14/2019 - 09:28:03
I'm afraid if the BOS don't come up with some clear, scaled down alternatives, we as voters will have no choice but to vote down funding. The way it's looking right now is not good.
W Chatham, MA USA - Mon 10/14/2019 - 09:01:55