High School students meet education candidates in forum
By Linda Green

What is your policy on dress codes, school uniforms and fighting? What is your vision for education in the community and how does it pertain to preparing students for the workforce? How would you make students be held more accountable for their actions, instead of placing blame on teachers, the school and the principal? What is your stance on student drug testing?
These are questions that were asked by Thomson High School students to four candidates seeking positions on the McDuffie County Board of Education.
The education committee of the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce sponsored an education candidates forum Monday in the high schools media center.
Ralph Staffins, director of Forward McDuffie, asked a series of questions and then students asked prepared questions and wrote down their answers to use in class.
The forum allowed the students, some who are old enough to vote, to meet the candidates who would be making decisions about their education, learn what it means to be on the board of education and gain hands on experience in local government.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, May 15, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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