Justin Rowland may look young but his experience is long when it comes to dealing with troubled kids. Pcom's Laurie Penney went in to explore his background in a ten minute interview and the doggone thing ballooned to double that as the young man tells it like it is.
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Justin Rowland, At Large candidate for the School Board, visits with Laurie Interesting discussion about schools but mostly kids
Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:30 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:27 AM
The interview was less than stellar, IMHO. The interviewer needs work (certainly she was by no means impartial), especially in not asking leading questions that begin with "I assume..." The reality is that while we get a clue as to the young man's temperment and values (solid, it would seem), we really get no specifics as to what, as a candidate, he would hope to accomplish.
We hear bits about nutrition education and the early identification of austism, and an apparent endorsement of school choice and charter schools, but very little detail on what those perspectives mean, in terms of specific activity by the district, to sat nothing of the obvious questions of financing them.
I wish him well. He does seem to be on a good learning curve, but a few more years of experience would be beneficial for future candidacies and plans.