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Reader Takes Offense to “ridiculous” Fishbein letter

Dan Fishbein 10

This was my response to his ridiculous letter. I have yet to receive a response.

Dear Dr. Fishbein,

As a lifetime resident of Ridgewood and product of our school system I have found myself at a loss this evening. Several educated, informed and “moral” people in my life have gathered, read and reread your passionate and unnecessary memorandum; not one of us could actually identify the clear thesis.
Teach my child to read and critically think and ensure that kindness and respect are modeled in the class and throughout the district but for Gods sake don’t you dare create the paradigm for respect or try to be my child’s or any child’s moral compass.
I may be misguided in this assumption but your words “..teach our children about tolerance and respect for the dignity of every being” lend to the belief that all life deserves respect and dignity. I am eager to hear how a pro-life platform is incorporated into our schools curriculum.
Sir it is quite clear that your experience and education expertise are not in foreign policy but rather school administration, in the future I suggest you stick with that.

Warm regards,

As a side note Dr. Fishbein, to your point about respecting all people; why don’t we teach children (and adults) to respect the leaders and laws of this land? Truthfully Sir if you are going to send out a letter every time you disagree with President Trump’s agenda this is going to be a very long 4-8 years.

12 thoughts on “Reader Takes Offense to “ridiculous” Fishbein letter

  1. Vi call BS on this whole post.

    The person, and friends, read and reread the letter. That is a sad commentary on your life.

    The letter is taking “outrage” over nothing, unless you are sitting around searching for something to be outraged about.

    There is no way this person signed his name and sent it in. The letter is too dumb.

  2. @11:36 – I felt the same way about the nutjobs who showed up to scream at Congressman Garrett at the July 4th parade.

    Oh wait, were you one of those loons?

  3. May not be related but does Dr. Fishbein have kids that attend our schools?

  4. yes he does. nice kids.

  5. Fishbein is a huge disappointment.
    RW Scores and standings have dropped.
    Socialist agenda has increased.

  6. Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos was just confirmed by the U.S. Senate 50 votes Aye, 50 votes Nay, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking Aye vote pursuant to the corresponding provision of the Cnstitution, the first time in U.S. history this has occurred with respect to a cabinet secretary nominee. Shall we expect further caustic letters from Messrs. Fishbein and Orsini darkly suggesting that Ms. DeVos’ upcoming SecEd tenure portends terribly for the special snowflakes of the Ridgewood Public Schools?

  7. Keep all politics out of our schools!
    Especially the nut job left wing progressive policies!

  8. Thank goodness your view is the minority in this town. If you feel threatened, then move.

    1. taxes are high enough dont you think ?

  9. 11:51. How do you connect the dots between a comment on this post and the 4th of July parade?

    I see how crazy conspiracies het started. You are comnecting events that nothing in common – except in your mind.

  10. Fishbein’s twitter feed reads like a socialist manifesto. Cottage Place needs fresh blood.

  11. James — you should post this and then seek comment from the progressive Clinton/Gottheimer fans. How much are they willing to pay Hudson County over and beyond the Abbott money already going there?

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