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Juanita Doyon Launches Campaign for Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Publication Date: 2003-11-27

Step up and be counted. Support this extraordinary attempt to bring a voice of reason to high places in education bureaucracy.

Juanita Doyon, also known as the Button Queen, has launched her grass roots campaign to become Washington's superintendent of public instruction. For samples of Juanita's buttons, see

Juanita is known for her big heart--designing buttons for and sending them--to everyone from students to superintendents. Not to mention lots of moms standing up to Standardistos. Juanita hands buttons out on street corners, in shopping malls, in airport terminals, and in convention exhibit halls. She attends education conferences from New York to Birmingham to San Diego, spreading the word. Juanita and a few other resister moms were ahead of the pack in recognizing the dangers of NCLB. She set up a button table at early NCLB conferences in Nevada and Texas, warning everyone in sight of the dangers of high stakes testing.

Long active in her local schools, now Juanita is taking on the power structure in her home state. She's out to become superintendent of public instruction. What a victory this would be for all grass roots agitators: One of our own at the top.
Juanita's election will be important to the kids of Washington state, and as her election sends ripples of possibility across the country, it will be important to kids facing high-stakes test in every state.

Visit her website. Send a contribution to her campaign. Juanita is doing this for all of us. Her victory will scare the Standardistos--and give the rest of us hope.


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