Time to vote…

by Steve, April 29th, 2007

schoolsBallots are arriving for the May special election in Portland. Don’t forget to vote for Ruth Adkins for school board! Ruth represents an opportunity for a fresh start and a new direction at Portland Public Schools. Even if you don’t vote for anything else on the ballot, please mark this one and drop it in the mail. With the departure of Vicki Phillips and the district in near chaos, we need Adkins’ vision, leadership and common sense more than ever.

2 Responses to “Time to vote…”

  1. Comment from Zarwen:

    Thank you for encouraging Portland School District voters to support Ruth for School Board!

    I would like to ask you and your audience to consider also supporting the other challenger, Michele Schultz. Michele has a 20-year career as a social worker and has spent a great deal of that time helping troubled youth. She also has experience recruiting and hiring professionals, which is a crucial task facing the School Board at this time. And she is the mother of two children who attend Portland Public Schools.

    Portland Area Rethinking Schools describes Michele as “a surprising breath of fresh air . . . well versed in the controversial issues. . . .” The Portland Mercury’s endorsement says, “. . . like Adkins, she also wants to improve communication between the various interest groups in Portland’s Public Schools.” Michele has also been endorsed by the Northwest Labor Council and many, many parents, teachers, and concerned citizens, including several members of the Neighborhood Schools Alliance Steering Committee. What Michele will bring to the Portland School Board is a “bottom-up” rather than a “top-down” approach to any needed changes, as well as a “hands-off” approach where changes are NOT needed! For more information, please visit http://www.vote4michele.com

    Southwest neighbors can meet Michele in person this Sunday at the Hillsdale Farmers market and Rieke Art Show.

  2. Comment from Himself:

    Michele Schultz has my support as well. I am not a fan of David Wynde. I was disappointed that Michele did not pick up more media endorsements, but I will be casting my ballot for both her and Ruth. If either or both win, the balance of the school board will shift in a very positive way for the children of Portland.