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On-the-job training is inappropriate

David P. Callan - Breckenridge

I take issue with Erin Major’s comment in her Nov. 2 that I may have “overread” school board candidate Jon Kreamelmeyer’s position on the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

It was Mr. Kreamelmeyer’s own statements in this very newspaper that the IB program represented an “outdated mode of educational philosophy.”

While Erin was correct that “it would be beneficial if the entire community received more information on the IB program,” this information is readily available for both Mr. Kreamelmeyer and her.

In my opinion, if one wishes to be a director on the school board, he or she should have formulated opinions based upon extensive study of the curricula administered by the board prior to seeking the position.

I do not think that “on-the-job training” is appropriate for an individual who will be asked to consider such relevant matters.

Public scrutiny is both desirable and useful but due diligence by our elected officials is certainly just as important.

David P. Callan


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