School Committee member Geoff Epstein has issued a long statement  explaining why he’s decided not to seek another term on the committee next fall.

This particular excerpt caught my attention:

A further influence on my decision has been the fact that my youngest son is a senior and graduating from Newton North in 2013. He has been a vital connection to NPS reality. I would not want to operate on the school committee without that. It has been my observation that school committee members perform better if they have children in the school system and although that is not an iron clad rule, I think it is a wise practice for school committee members to exit when their children graduate.

What do you think? Do you believe school committee members perform better if they have children in the school system?