For Hammond schools, accountability starts at top

2013-01-24T00:00:00Z For Hammond schools, accountability starts at top nwitimes.com
January 24, 2013 12:00 am

My daughter attends high school in Hammond, with excessive absenteeism of teachers, lack of uniform enforcement, lack of timeliness/follow up to parents when contacting administration for assistance. An "F" for the school district is correct.

Excuses aren't allowed at my employer's corporation, nor should they be allowed in this school corporation. Other school corporations make needed changes to meet/exceed the previous year. Why can't mine?

Accountability starts at the top. Start with Superintendent Walter Watkins and replace his six-figure income and benefits. Return to the "basics" of education, rules, expectations and requirements, and encourage parent involvement.

- Ed Freeman, Hammond

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