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TACOMA: Consider Milton for school board

Letter by Robert S. Rayburn, Tacoma on Aug. 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 2 Comments »
August 4, 2011 3:24 pm

I see that The News Tribune has endorsed the “insider” for the Tacoma school board’s Position 3 (editorial, 7-25).

I would recommend Andrew Milton to the paper’s readers.

An earned doctorate in an academic field and years of experience in university teaching give Milton perspective on the art of learning and what American high school graduates do and do not know. Experience as a middle school teacher gives him hands-on experience with the challenges of education in the present environment. Three children, two of whom are presently in Tacoma schools, give him the motivation to make the most of our schools.

Milton also happens to be a great fellow: well-spoken, interesting, intelligent, with a great sense of humor and an ability to get along with people.

The TNT obviously likes his work as it has published op-ed pieces by him several times in the past and a front page article on his classroom work quite recently. His is a résumé much more impressive in my mind than that consisting chiefly in familiarity with the city’s bureaucracy.

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