Let me say right off that this post is not intended to diminish a constructive school activity. Anything that provides productive activities for young people is a plus in any community, but in this case — one person’s music is another person’s noise.
On Saturday, May 4th Paul Public Charter School held its Family Fun Fest, an annual event started some years after the school received its charter in 2000. The Fest is an activity where Paul students, their parents, and apparently anyone who drops-in, gathers on the school grounds to enjoy games, sporting activities, food, and music — loud music — blasted by an equally loud DJ with an amplified portable sound system. Continue reading Contemplating the Sound of Music