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My gratitude to Mr. Martin
By Cecelia Johnson


April 04, 2007
Wednesday PM

As I work with family issues regarding education I found myself talking to Superintendent Martin who listened, really listened. There was missing a condescending and patronizing attitude which I have often experienced. I kept waiting for this attitude to appear and it did not. I walked out of the environment with a light step.

The school system here still needs to be educated on minority, namely, Alaska Native student issues. There is still much work to be done, but I saw a faint light at the end of the tunnel when I stated my concerns, which gave me hope for this community's educational system. My gratitude to Mr. Martin.

Cecelia Johnson
Ketchikan, AK

Received April 03, 2007 - Published April 04, 2007




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