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Re: “Beyer upsets incumbent Martin for Durham school board seat

Can't think of a more deserving candidate!!! We look forward to the new blood and new ideas at our upcoming school board meetings.
Donna Dagavarian

Posted by Donna Dagavarian on 06/23/2010 at 12:44 AM

Re: “A tough call in Durham, but it's Martin

Your argument that Steve Martin is the better candidate because of his recent vote against asking the district's top administrators to take voluntary pay cuts to help save money, citing that executive salaries need to stay competitive to keep the district from losing top administrators. You sound just like the Banking Industry!!! How absurd to protect the top administrators while complaining that the schools are failing. If our schools are failing than perhaps the top administrators need to take some responsibility - and some cuts. Who teaches our children anyway? It's the teachers' salaries remaining competitive that should concern us.

Steve has already has his opportunity to 'shine' and I don't think we can say that things have really turned around in our schools for the better. We spend more time than ever on pre-testing, testing, remediation and more testing. Because my boys passed their EOG's the first time, they learned nothing more for the last 3+ weeks of school. We need some fresh ideas and someone with hands-on experience in the schools.

As for Natalie's ability to handle the slings and arrows, I've hardly met anyone as cool headed as Natalie. I can't think of someone more perfectly suited to the job.

Posted by Donna Dagavarian on 06/18/2010 at 3:30 PM

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