Hi everyone, my name is Emil Hakimi, and I am running for a seat as a Trustee on the Great Neck Public School Board of Education.
I was inspired to run in order to be a voice for parents who are extremely concerned about the introduction of socio-political indoctrination into our children’s curriculum and instruction.
The dismissive attitude with which our concerns have been met has led to a strong feeling of distrust between a large segment of parents and the school board. I hope that my election will help rebuild this vital bridge.
Since the School Board started prioritizing politically motivated social programs and curricula, the national standings of the school district have declined drastically.
According to US News and World Report, in 2017, Great Neck North High School was ranked #164 nationally, and now we have fallen to #503.
Given the amount of money being spent per student in Great Neck, this is extremely disappointing. We need to refocus on academic achievement and excellence, rather than on controversial agendas which do not align with the values of many in our community.
I would also like to discuss misinformation being spread about my stance on the budget. I am unequivocally supportive of the budget passing, and I encourage all my supporters to vote in favor of the budget as well.
I have four children currently in the district and would never jeopardize the quality of their education. These rumors and personal attacks against me are unwarranted and are simply meant to minimize our concerns and deflect from the issues that matter. I hope this statement clarifies my position on the budget so that we can focus on having meaningful discussions about the topics which have many parents concerned.
We are all one community here, we all share the same instinct to want what’s best for our children. So please, let’s all be kind to each other. Regardless of the outcome of this election, we must all be united for this common cause.
I kindly ask that you vote yes on the budget, and elect me on May 17.
Candidate for Great Neck Board of Education