Letter: School board elections matter

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Brad Chambers is right that Indiana is playing to win [“Economic momentum shows Indiana is playing to win,” Sept. 9].

Our leaders understand the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to education where market-demand skills inform curricula development. In other words, we must teach for the future, and in some cases, teach for jobs that do not exist today.

Our businesses, schools and government leaders are rising to the challenge of keeping the American dream alive.

In less than 60 days, our citizens will head to the polls and elect leaders for local school boards. Our school boards need leaders who can bring their communities together and keep the focus on academic excellence and involving parents in the journey.

It is together that we will achieve meaningful, measurable and focused results for Hoosiers.

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Sheldon Barnes

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