, Salem, MA


April 18, 2014

Letter: Money would not be well-spent on water park


Some people may view me as being Scrooge-like, yet I really do love the city that I was born and educated through college in. I believe in being realistic. I think that the city should seriously reconsider this proposal.

So many children during the summer months fall backward in their reading and math skills that the teachers have to spend so much time during the beginning of the following school year bringing the students back up to where they were in June when school vacation began.

A bookmobile, a traveling library of sorts, as other cities and towns have, would be a more beneficial way of spending money rather than a water park in a climate that has at best three months of “water park” weather.

This could keep our students reading throughout the summer and could be in use not only for all of Salem’s students but for 12 months of the year.

Cynthia Calabrese


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