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Like Redinger’s attitude

Bravo to Spokane Superintendent Shelley Redinger. What a surprise to see her substituting in a math class on the front page of the paper. Now that’s the way to find out what’s going on in our district.

Maybe we can finally get rid of the “them-against-us” attitude toward the downtown office. We are all in this together, and it’s all about the students and what’s best for them.

It’s a relief to see such an attitude.

Mary Naber

Spokane


 

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