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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Five Towns Letters to the Editor
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Supporting Herman and Marcus

To the Editor:
Dov Herman, a community-member who led the fight against the Number Six School referendum, has been making a very persuasive case to represent the community on the Lawrence school board.
Like Mr. Herman, I too believe that all children in our community deserve the best education and services we can afford to provide. Like Rabbi Nahum Marcus, I also believe we can never do too much to help our special-needs children to succeed in school and life.
Mr. Herman also seems very committed to stabilizing our property taxes. Our current school board members used short-term tricks to keep our taxes artificially stable for a few years. This year, these devices failed, and we are being saddled with a tax increase.
The mere presence of men like Mr. Herman and Rabbi Marcus can only help raise the level of responsiveness and accountability to our community by most other board members. Right now, our school board is not excelling in either department! With their presence on the board, we are assured a board that operates in a transparent and open manner, and does not make “backroom deals” in smoke filled rooms.
I know both of these gentlemen. I trust both of these gentlemen.
I know that they have the integrity to expose the wasteful spending and duplicate services that drive up our school taxes. Why should anybody’s taxes go up as a result of waste and mismanagement?
Don’t forget that the present school board almost led us into disaster with the Simone medical center that they approved for the Number Six School. It was people such as Dov Herman who led the fight against the sale that was so successful.
Herman and Rabbi Marcus need your help in order to continue to work for you.
On Tuesday, please join me in voting Line C on the school board ballot to elect Mr. Herman and re-elect Rabbi Marcus.

Dr. Alex Sternberg
Woodmere

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