What a shame.
Only seven out of the 15 candidates running for Hamtramck School Board returned surveys we sent them to find out where they stand on issues the district is facing.
That just goes to show you that these candidates don’t want you to know what they think or what they plan to do. Their failure to participate in the survey only confirms our worse fears about their motives.
We have heard from good sources that some of these candidates have only their personal interests at heart. Namely, some want to turn the district into charter schools for their or their friends’ benefit.
Or, just as bad, maybe these candidates don’t know a thing about school issues and are running only to satisfy their own egos.
Either way, we can’t stress enough how important this election is. In one swoop this election could radically alter the district if the wrong people get in.
That’s why we are endorsing the following:
Six-year term: ALAN SHULGON, EVAN MAJOR and DENNIS LUKAS
Four-year term: ERIC BURKMAN
Two-year term: OMAR ALMASMARI (with a nod to Jackie Starr)