In a letter to the editor, Hoboken resident Paul Presinzano details why he feels the “pace and ferocity of the personal attacks” in the board of education race is unacceptable.
In the Hoboken Board of Education election, I watched the numerous negative attacks on the Kids First slate 6-7-8.
They raised their hands to be involved in the democratic process of our town. Yet, they have been painted as monsters because they want to challenge the political machine in Hoboken.
The pace and ferocity of the personal attacks show “Leadership that Listens” won’t listen and need to fall back on toxic measures to try to win.
Is this the type of tactics you want in the Hoboken education process? You only get closer and stronger as a community when you listen and have productive conversations.
Hoboken chooses nonpartisan races to take the politics out of our local elections. Why is that ignored in this HBOE race? We should be open to new voices, ideas, and solutions.
Doing this allows our HBOE to become more robust each election cycle. John F Kennedy said at his 1961 inauguration “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”