Though Bristol tends to ignore everything about Hartford except for the occasional basketball game there, people here may want to give a little attention to a proposal made today by Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez in a piece he wrote for The Hartford Courant, linked here.
Perez is advocating the creation of a 29-town, Hartford County school district that would take over responsibility and funding for all of the schools in the county, including Bristol's.
While that's sure to make Farmington and Avon parents feel a little woozy, it's a more interesting issue for Bristol, and one that officials should look into.
I don't think Perez's plan is going anywhere, but it's imporant to recognize that these sorts of ideas are floating around, the sorts of proposals that could eventually be tapped to solve the racial isolation that is helping to keep students in Hartford and New Britain, among other places, from succeeding academically.
Don't make the mistake of ignoring what's going on.
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