Today's Gazette hyping a Town Meeting advisory warrant article from 8th-graders
So here's yet another good reason to do away with antiquated Amherst Town Meeting as a legislative body overseeing our $75+ million college town: time wasting advisory articles.
According to today's Gazette Amherst Regional Middle school students will collect the (only) ten signatures required to get their rename Columbus Day article on the warrant.
Geeze, maybe Amherst College students will file one calling for the renaming of our town, and by extension Amherst College.
Or maybe ten rowdy UMass kids will file one suggesting we officially recognize the "Blarney Blowout."
Two of the most egregious public relations nightmares that made us the laughing stock of the nation were hatched by 17-year-old high school students: the cancelling of 'West Side Story' and then 5 years later being the only high school in the nation to perform the R rated 'Vagina Monologues'.
Sometimes -- like the medieval Children's Crusade -- it's best not to let the kiddies lead.