Why can’t the Chatham School Board make a serious effort to listen to parents?

Hi, all, I’m a grandparent in Chatham, not a parent, but I have worked as a poet-in-residence at Moncure (6-7-8th grades), in Silk Hope (7th), in Virginia Cross (3rd). I care about all these children, and I’m very impressed with the educational experiences I’ve witnessed, especially in Moncure’s middle-schoolers, where they paid me very complete attention, and wrote thoughtful, imaginative poetry.