Looking at the number of people who have joined and the comments below, the building and the learning that has gone on there have touched so many lives. I hope that we can take this passion and fight for the education system as a whole. Something is very wrong when a system focuses only on things that can be tested, but does not allow for the passions and explorations of the students. We, as a country, will be poorer for allowing that to happen. I am passionate about the role of theatre and drama, of all the arts, to empower change in this world. They have made me the person I am today. But, I also want to emphasize that keeping programs for nursing students, shop students, consumer science etc. is just as valuable. If a student has a passion, he or she needs to be allowed to pursue that passion, because that is how learning happens. We need to recognize that our education system, as well as our economy, are in crisis mode right now. I know that budgets must be made to work, but we have to find other answers. So here’s a call to everyone in this group, or everyone who is passionate about giving young people a chance to really become who they want to be . . . we cannot let things like this stand, in Brockton or anywhere else.