While many in Lynn have (valid) concerns about our public schools and the quality of education here, there are some good things going on and quality people working the LPS. There is room for improvement in terms of academic related outcomes like test scores, the graduation rate, and school attendance. In solely focusing on these areas in which we need to improve, however, I think that we lose sight of the positives that exist in the Lynn schools.
I'd like to draw your attention to a blog written by Lynn Woods teacher, Mrs. Kennedy called "Reading is Thinking" (http://christine-readingisthinking.blogspot.com/). It's an interesting look at the quality reading/writing instruction currently going on at Lynn Woods. Contrary to popular belief, there are good teachers and positives aspects to the LPS!