The Peninsula School District has some real choices for the school board this election. Most candidates are talking about getting more money out of Olympia, but one is more concerned with what goes on in our classrooms.
Garth Jackson worked 28 years in business as an engineer but cared enough to go back and get a master's in education and teach for 12 years. When it comes to making policy, there is a huge difference between cheerleading from the sidelines and the experience of fighting in the trenches.
Jackson has fought to support teachers against the outside pressures to adopt centralized, one-size-fits-all education. He says that teachers need to be free to craft individual approaches to the diverse challenges of each student and classroom.
He knows that we need to concentrate on preparing our children for their futures, not the next standardized test.
Our school board needs a voice of experience who can both support and challenge school administrators. Garth Jackson is the only candidate who has the experience and drive to do this for our schools.