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Wednesday’s editorials; Pressure on the school board

Post by David Seago on April 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm with No Comments »
April 22, 2008 12:23 pm

The leadership of Tacoma’s black community, which staged a rally Monday to back superintendent candidate Alan Ingram of Oklahoma City, is clearly pressuring the school board to hire a black candidate. A good case can be made that Ingram is the better choice strictly on the terms of his experience and background, but the rally does inject an unmistakable element of identity politics into the situation. The board’s job is to pick the best candidate available regardless of race.

Will the outcome in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary keep Hillary Clinton’s fading chances alive — or put an end to the Democrats’ fractious and damaging nomination battle? (We’ll post this editorial online late this evening.)

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