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April 23, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Video: For WSU President Elson Floyd, higher education remains gateway

Washington State University President Elson Floyd is the fourth guest in our occasional “Education Conversations” video series.

Editorial writer Lynne K. Varner asked Dr. Floyd to respond to three questions asked of every previous interviewee:

  • What does education mean to you?
  • What does an ideal education system look like?
  • What’s one reform Washington needs now?

Dr. Floyd talked about being raised in the south as the oldest of four children. His parents never made it past middle school, so he knows firsthand the kind of doors than can be opened for students who have the opportunity to afford and pursue a higher education.

Watch the video:

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“Education Conversations” is an occasional series from The Seattle Times editorial board, highlighting the latest thinking in education.

These short segments expand on our “3 to 23″ education initiative, an ongoing effort to redefine the state’s duty to educate children between the ages of 3 and 23. Watch all of our videos so far at this link.

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