The emphasis on attending college has the effect of making those who cannot or do not want to go to college feel as though they are inferior. Over the years, to its credit, the N-MUSD has shifted it’s college emphasis to include “careers,” and includes tracks to learn a skill instead of going to college.

But there was another class of students that had been forgotten. A few years ago, I suggested that the district create a special page on its website honoring those who chose service in the armed forces. The suggestion was taken and a page was created, then it disappeared.

I’m not sure how long it has been on the district’s website – I just noticed it this morning – but the page honoring those students who have chosen service in the armed forces is back up. You can see it here:

As I wrote a few years ago when I suggested this page, I searched the websites of many large school districts across the country and could find no other district that is honoring these students in this way.


This is a good thing. And “thank you” to those brave students.

Steve Smith
Taxpayer, N-MUSD