The miracle of any good choir is that it unites a group of good singing voices and turns in a great performance. A choir is a perfect example of something where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. To be truly great a choir must have many different voices. It is the blend of the voices that makes a choir performance special.
In many ways NJSBA is the choir for local school districts. We bring together the many different school districts and our collective voice is stronger than any district’s voice would be individually. It is a choir made up of our largest urban districts and our smallest rural districts, districts that house students from some of our state’s richest households and some of our state’s poorest. Sometimes the rich and the poor are found within in the same district.
In recent days there has been some public criticism levied at both NJSBA and the local school board members. (more…)