At last week’s NAACP candidate forum in Mathews, we learned that school board candidate Lorraine Forrest’s service to the community has been commendable. While we need more caring citizens like Ms. Forrest in every community in our country—delivering Meals on Wheels, having an after-school program in her church, being a part of a wonderful family, and even having the best intentions in the world—it does not make one qualified to manage the operations of a complicated institution like a school system.
During the forum, Ms. Forrest stated once again, as she has said repeatedly during her tenure as an appointed member on the school board, that because she lacked knowledge in this field, she would defer to the “experts” to make decisions. Following her own advice, it seems she should be endorsing the candidacy of her opponent, Mari Gibbs, who has decades of experience and training in the fields of education and educational leadership to make more informed de...
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