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Susan Notes: Here's a parent who wants to find a superintendent who believes in children.

HELP WANTED: Seeking school superintendent who meets the following criteria:

  • Thinks independently and creatively about public school education.

  • Does not buy into the NCLB act or it's insistence on participation in the standards and testing industry.

  • Endorses a curriculum that is sensitive to the needs of the individual child.

  • Solicits the professional input of teaching staff.

  • Endorses an awareness of and dedication to current knowledge about learning.

  • Believes that smaller classrooms, varied assessment tools, creative curriculum and competitive salaries for teachers belong on a priority agenda.

  • Dedicates resources, not only to minority and special needs students, but also to real and varied academic opportunities for the entire range of students.

  • Is willing to research and consider other avenues for students advancement besides AP, IB or other overused, academically disputed recipes.

  • Will hope to foster community and parental interest, input, and support for our schools, our teachers, and our students.

  • Has no financial claims or interest in contributing to the growing financial returns of academic test, textbook or tutoring industries.
    With no particular political agenda, still believes that our public schools present an opportunity to prepare and educate our students for a better future.

  • Enjoys shellfish.

  • Although I possess no official authority to recruit or hire such an individual, I will provide you with the information to seek this position, which becomes available in November this year.

    Desperately convinced that you are out there; please respond soon.

    Anne E. Levin Garrison

    — a parent of children in the Anne Arundel County public school system
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