Thursday, April 12, 2007

Good Luck

I just wanted to take a moment to wish Maria Goodloe-Johnson luck. Ms. Goodloe-Johnson is the newly selected superintendent of Seattle public schools. She faces a system in trouble. Enrollment in a city of over 600,000 is only 43,000 and dropping, the people have lost faith in our public school. She faces a budget swollen with operating expenses, parent who come with a “not in my school” attitude that hinders any change, and growing achievement gaps between school with unfortunate racial overtones. This will be a demanding job; she’ll be worth every cent of her 200K plus salary if she can restore this vital part of our community.

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