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February 18, 2015 at 6:46 AM

To improve school boards, add teachers

As a teacher of 44 years in public and private schools, I would like to respond to The Seattle Times editorial on tweaking school boards [“Tweaking Seattle School Board governance could improve performance,” Opinion, Feb. 12]. Good companies such as Boeing and Nordstrom would not be better run if their boards were composed of…


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May 28, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Education: Universal pre-kindergarten proposal lacks organization

The editorial calling for the city’s proposed pre-kindergarten program, at an unknown future cost but starting out at $58 million over four years, needs to be soundly rebuked for a number of reasons [“Explore what works — preschool for all,” Opinion, May 24]. First, while The Times cites a Rutgers University study of the Abbott, N.J., program and…


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June 28, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Seattle School Board struggles

School board is inept It seems to me that the Seattle School Board should be renamed the “Land of Mishap Management & Lost Accountability.” [“Editorial: Seattle School Board must do better for kids,” Opinion, June 16.] The latest state audit found the board’s continued misuse of federal funds. Ironically, this has not diminished the board’s incessant…


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