I just returned home from the Thursday, Feb. 18, performance of the Poet School Dance Company at the Grand Theatre. I could use many adjectives to describe this performance, but I’ll use just one — marvelous. I have never seen a better school performance, at any grade level.
I have heard that the continuation of Poet Christian’s magnet school status and activities such as the dance company are at risk, due to the ongoing budget crunch. It will be a very sad day if that happens.
I have no personal ax to grind here. I have no relatives at Poet or any Tracy school and have never had any. And I’m not a fine arts fanatic — I’m a retired mechanical engineer, for crying out loud.
But if we as a city and a school district cannot find a way to support activities like this and the special curriculums that make them possible, then we don’t deserve to be the home for these talented children.