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I prefer a superintendent who spends 100 percent of his (or her) time leading and advocating for public schools, not campaigning. [“Education Reform?” Frank Cagle, Dec. 31, 2009]

Sometimes the politically popular thing to do is also the right thing to do, but not always. In those instances appointed superintendents can make decisions based on what’s best for all students, not just those whose communities give generous campaign contributions and vote in large numbers.

Only two states in the nation still elect superintendents: Alabama and Mississippi. Are those the education models we wish to follow? Not me.

Indya Kincannon, Chair

Knox County Board of Education

Knoxville

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