Wanamaker would be best on education

Letter to the editor

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The word "election" makes me think of education. All the candidates in this election support education, and we all agree that education is important for the future of this democracy.

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I recently noticed a campaign advertisement that suggested that all members of the teachers' union supported a particular candidate. Endorsements such as this are a commonly accepted practice in our democracy. Educators are a diverse group of professionals of varying opinions with the common objective to provide the best possible education to our children.

As a teacher in the public school system, I have a different opinion than that of my union's for who is the best House District 4 candidate. I believe the best candidate is Randy Wanamaker.

I served with Randy on a site council and observed his many years of involvement with and commitment to meeting Juneau's educational needs, as well as his long-term vision for our area. It is clear that Randy wants a future for young people to include a good education and opportunities to continue to live and work in our community. He will be an effective legislator for Juneau and education, and he deserves our support.

Jan Drahos Faure

Juneau



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