Submitted by Richard Mercier.
Thank you, voters, for propelling Whitney Holz through the primaries and on to the General election for the University Place School District Board. With two children, Whitney is the only candidate with kids in the district so she understands the unique concerns and challenges facing parents today.
She respects the rights and responsibilities of the parents and guardians to raise their children with the morals and values that are important to them and sees the roles of the schools as being a support to families to fulfill their educational goals for their children and help prepare them for success in life after school. Her motto is, stick to the ABCs and 123’s and leave the rest up to you and me. For a non-partisan position, that is the right stance to take. She has my vote!
Jeff Brown says
If I could vote for Whitney, I would. I have gotten to know her over the past few months. She will be an outstanding board member in U.P. schools.
I have spoken with Whitney on numerous occasions about the educational issues facing local school districts, including University Place; and I am impressed by her depth on a range of issues, as well as concerns derived from personal experience. Furthermore, I have observed her campaign efforts and accomplishments which demonstrate her commitment to assuming the responsibility of positive change by seeking the role of a future school board director.
Jessica W. says
I love her motto of “stick to the ABCs and 123s and leave the rest up to me.” Whitney has my vote!
John Arbeeny says
As any old poker player will tell you, before you even get dealt a card you have to ante up; put money on the table; put some “skin in the game”. There is nothing better to motivate someone than to have “skin in the game”. In this case Whitney is the only candidate in her race for a UP School Board seat with two sons in UP’s school district but we’re not playing penny ante poker here. For her it is personal. She has something far more valuable in the game: the lives and futures of her children and by extension every child attending the school district. Nothing matters more or is more vital to the family, the community and ultimately the nation that the education of our children.
Children are our future and the primary responsibility of their parents not the schools or educators. Parents entrust them to our educational systems to prepare them for that future. Increasingly that future has become clouded with the growing attempt by educational systems to indoctrinate our children instead of educating them. A basic education is the foundation of any educational system: stick to it! Yet too often the parents’ prerogatives are run rough shod over by an education system that thinks it knows what’s best for the student: it doesn’t! Schools should stick to what they know best….the “A,B,C’s and 1,2,3’s” leave the rest to the families whose greatest bet is on the future of their children.