I attended a recent “Candidates Coffee” where I listened to Steve Nations discuss his candidacy for the District 200 school board. I am supporting Steve and one reason is because of what he said about the importance of using data to make decisions. Steve cited his support for district funding of early childhood education initiatives because objective data resulting from long-term studies shows it does indeed impact future success in high school. As the school looks for ways to address the achievement gap, I hope it will focus on programs that are supported by this type of data.

Tom Turk

Oak Park


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