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The purpose of this forum is to invite input and discussion from Gloucester citizens, educators, business and community leaders, parents, and students about steps we can take on a local level to promote community-wide commitment to facility improvement recommendations from the Gloucester High School Master Plan Study.

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    Idea: Gymnasium

    Amy Aune 4 months ago

    It would be nice if the gym could accommodate bars for gymnastics so that meets and events can be held at the high school instead of Botetourt, which is the only school with that option. This would allow more space for patrons of gymnastics events and would allow more groups to participate.

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    Chuck Thompson 7 months ago

    We need to get back to the simplistic basics and teach our next generation and every generation after that what it means to be free. Why we value freedom. The difference between the US being a republic and stop the conning of calling us a democracy. We need to teach every student all about the Constitution and what it means along with the Bill of Rights. And these ideals need to be reinforced each and every year through graduation of high school.

    The collectivist concepts must be uprooted and tossed into the burning heap from which it sprang for to leave it is to throw future generations into slavery, poverty and even early death. The concepts put forth by the collectivist new world order hold down growth and prosperity and only hold those ideas and ideals for themselves. Out elected officials can not and must not allow the present corruption being thrown down on them from the Federal government and the State government to control what really needs to happen in our educational system for those orders seem to prove to be illegal and no one is willing to stand against such?

    Common Core is not common but it is at the core of corrupting our youth beyond belief. No child left behind is a smear slogan corrupting our so called education and is littered with propaganda and filth. We elect our officials to stand guard against the corruption of our republic and we are left holding a bag of degraded democracy which is merely mob rule and now the only mob left is that of a government that has way overstepped it's bounds at every level in every American's life.

    To overcome such corruption is to train our youth as stated in the opening of this discourse. To be future guardians of the republic that our forefathers shed so much blood to create and will to us. They must become testaments to the enduring foundations of freedom. To say no to the globalists who are only interested in stealing all the wealth of the world and hold it only for themselves.

    Make no mistake about it. Education has been on a downhill slide for over 100 years in this country by design. Our government has to dumb down it's population in order to control the masses. It is well documented and a fact. Research it. You will be shocked.

    When the federal government has control who the local principles are in any school., you do not have education, you have indoctrination and control. We must all stand up for our elected officials to fight for what is right. But they too must also be willing to take on that same fight or they are the enemy within selling out our future generations to slavery and failing us all.