Letter: Humphrey will advocate for Yarmouth schools

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April Humphrey is the best choice for Yarmouth Town Council. April is a lifelong advocate for public education. As a child, April grew up in poverty, and Maine public schools enabled her to break the cycle of poverty. She now works to ensure other Maine students have that opportunity. As an education policy expert, April understands the critical role class size and teacher quality play in helping children achieve. As a staunch supporter of our Yarmouth teachers, April spoke out against the Town Council’s decision this year to reverse Yarmouth’s long-standing policy of allowing non-resident teachers to enroll their children in our schools. Yarmouth is now less competitive to our neighboring districts to retain the strongest teachers. I am proudly voting for April; I trust she will promote policies that help us attract the best faculty and will address increasing class sizes in Yarmouth.

Amie Moore
Yarmouth

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  • Jane Gildart

    Is Ms. Humphrey running for Council or School Committee? On the Council she really can’t do the things this letter talks about, but on the School Committee she could. As a past Chair of the Yarmouth School Committee, I hope she runs for School Committee next year. That’s where her strengths will be best applied.