‘Respectful, Responsible And Ready To Learn’ New Outlook At Dunbar

Dunbar students
Dunbar students realizing potential. CT Post photo, Brian Pounds.

CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck chronicles progress at Dunbar School in the East End.

By now, students all can shout their motto: “Come here every day ready to be respectful, responsible and ready to learn.”

The halls are clean and quiet. Upperclassmen at the school of about 300 students wear blazers and ties, presented at a special ceremony last fall. On this morning, the upperclassmen–most of them in blazers–entered the school lugging large project boards for a science fair.

Full story here.



  1. What a good motto, not only for students at Dunbar, but for folks looking at City issues on a regular basis.
    Respectful of others posting on a blog, speaking at a public meeting, or trying to understand how City processes work.
    Responsible for your own actions and duties including paying taxes, keeping your property in condition so all values become uplifted, and passing along wisdom to newer and younger members as to how all of this helps the community at large.
    Finally, adults who are ready to learn put themselves in an expanding world that moves beyond the status quo where people fearfully hold onto something they believe is secure. Lifetime learners absorb new information, challenge fond assumptions and readily make connections that present opportunities for many. It’s the vision thing, but it has a pragmatic demand and cast to it.
    Perhaps the adult component can get promoted by Lennie? What uniform might be adopted? Time will tell.

  2. Haven’t I heard a request on OIB to support ‘good news’ in the City? With all the furor over education, especially in the past two years, isn’t this report ‘good news?’
    I am looking for some comments from Ron Mackey, Bob Walsh, Dave Moore, and other ‘some time’ school observers as to how they view this report from Linda Connor Lambeck. BOE members had a retreat on Friday, January 31 and it appears they will be changing the education system motto. What results from general observation, anecdotal evidence and collected data are we looking for from the public school system? And what do we wish for students who have been in the system for 12 years who are ready to graduate? Your thoughts? Time will tell.

  3. Where are the comments on this subject from the “it’s all about the kids” contingent? You know who you are … or do we need to do a roll call by name? Why are you absent from offering some observations on this school and its changing environment? Isn’t it moving in the right direction? Time will tell.


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