Should the Benton Harbor school district be dissolved? I am not sure. I do not have all of the facts, but my emotions say no. In fairness, I must disclose that both of my children started in the Benton Harbor school system. Due to a teacher who actually stood and screamed at the kids and a principal that told me she did not have time to listen to my complaint, I removed both children and put them in a private school. I also know that not every parent can do that.

So with that disclaimer and disclosure, back to the question: should the Benton Harbor school district be dissolved? Allow me the freedom to speculate and postulate. I do not have all of the facts available to me. For the sake of the students, there are pros and cons. They need a better quality of education, but they also need the identity of community. They need a better environment in which to learn, but they also need to learn that they are part of the environment. We can lay all of the blame on the decisions of the administrators and school board, but that would not be entirely true. Parents and students also play a big role in the end product.