Stephen Kazman For Ward 5 School Trustee

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HELLO,… MY NAME IS STEPHEN KAZMAN AND I AM RUNNING FOR   TORONTO DISTRICT   SCHOOL   BOARD   TRUSTEE…. FOR WARD 5

 

JUST TO TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF,    I WAS BORN IN THE CITY OF TORONTO AS WERE MY PARENTS.         I AM A PRODUCT OF THE TORONTO SCHOOL SYSTEM,  AND   AS A MATTER OF FACT,  I ATTENDED SCHOOL IN WARD 5, FROM KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 13. (as they had back then)

CURRENTLY,  MY CHILDREN ARE STUDENTS OF THE TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD.

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I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF CHANGES OVER THE YEARS.  SOME FOR GOOD…. AND OTHERS  NOT SO.

 

I BELIEVE IN THE BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO READ, WRITE, AND DO MATH WITHOUT THE USE OF CALCULATORS AND COMPUTERS

 

IN ORDER TO BUILD A SOLID HOUSE YOU NEED A FIRM FOUNDATION…..  THE BASICS OF READING, WRITING AND ARITHMETIC PROVIDE THIS FIRM FOUNDATION…  LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF OUR GREAT CITY AND COUNTRY ARE LIKEWISE IMPORTANT,  AS  IS  ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGEABLE AND RESPONSIBILITY

 

I AM ALSO A FIRM BELIEVER IN BEING PROGRESSIVE WITH AN “EYE ON THE FUTURE”  AND REALIZE THE NEED IN THIS DAY AND AGE OF THE “GLOBAL VILLAGE” TO ENSURE THAT OUR CHILDRENS’  COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS ARE SECOND TO NONE

 

I AM A SUPPORTER  OF SMALLER CLASSES…. WITH MORE  -ONE ON ONE -TEACHING.

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CHILDREN ALSO NEED TO LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS, PROPER DIET AND NUTRITION, AND MAKING HEALTHY  LIFESTYLE CHOICES,  SO THEY CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES, BECOME  POSITIVE AND ACHIEVE,  AT THEIR POTENTIAL.

 

I THINK IT IS CRITICAL THAT THE FUNDS THAT ARE  ALLOCATED TO THE TORONTO SCHOOL BOARD BE PROPERLY AND INTELLIGENTLY APPLIED WHERE THEY WILL PRODUCE THE OPTIMUM RESULT.

 

PROBLEMS IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM,   AND WITH PEOPLE IN GENERAL,  ARE NOT SOLVED BY JUST THROWING MORE MONEY AT THE PROBLEM…. BUT  RATHER BY AN INTELLIGENT AND PROGRESSIVE USE OF THE AVAILABLE FUNDS.

 

I WANT TO ENSURE THAT OUR TEACHERS ARE PROPERLY QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE THE BEST EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE TO OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE, TO WHOM WE ARE ENTRUSTING THEM…..OUR CHILDREN

 

THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE  NEEDS TO PROVIDE  A WARM AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT, WHERE AMONG OTHER THINGS, OUR CHILDREN LEARN HOW TO RESPECT ONE ANOTHER, THEMSELVES, THEIR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

 

SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN MUST ALSO  BE PROVIDED THE NECESSARY TOOLS AND CURRICULUM IN ORDER TO GAIN THE SELF CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT THEY NEED TO DEVELOP.

I ALSO SUPPORT THE  FURTHERING   OF CULTURAL AWARENESS AND TOLERANCE IN OUR SCHOOLS AS I KNOW THAT KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING WILL OVERCOME IGNORANCE.

 

IF I AM ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE,  I WILL RETURN BACK AT LEAST ONE-HALF OF THE ANNUAL SALARY OF $25,000 TO EITHER THE SCHOOL BOARD, OR CHARITIES DEALING WITH CHILDRENS’ ISSUES.

 

I PROMISE TO ALWAYS MAKE MYSELF AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH YOUR PROBLEMS.  AND  IF  ELECTED,  I WILL ALWAYS DO MY BEST TO ANSWER YOUR INQUIRIES  QUICKLY, WITH A VIEW TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES.

 

I WANT TO BECOME A TRUSTEE TO HELP,  IT IS   NOT  FOR THE SALARY,  OR POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS, IT IS TO DO WHAT I BELIEVE IN MY HEART IS CORRECT.

 

I WANT TO HELP OUR CHILDREN BECOME THE BEST THEY CAN BE IN THIS EVER  INCREASINGLY  COMPETITIVE AND DIFFICULT WORLD WE LIVE IN.

 

THANK YOU

 

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