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Quite a campaign speech under the guise of an editorial comment. Fact is that the current state budget crisis has hammered school districts across the state, San Diego Unified in particular. To think that an inexperienced school teacher is going to step in, figure out the fiscal and political realities of making a bad budget work as well as possible for our kids, and solve all of San Diego schools' problems is naive, to say the least. Right now, more than ever, we need someone who not only cares enough to fight for what's best for our kids, but who has grappled with the budget realities San Diego Unified has been facing for the past few years. This isn't the time to train a newbie. It's also not time for politics as usual. We need leaders who are experienced and who care about the students, who have seen what the system looks like as a parent of students. I've not seen a candidate who fits that bill as completely as Katherine Nakamura. She's been fighting the fight for our kids. And we need her to continue to do so now, more than ever. Notice I didn't put her names in ALL CAPS. This isn't a campaign speech--just one voter's observation.
October 21, 2010 at 8 p.m.
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