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Video: Highlights from Howard BOE Candidate Forum

Video highlights from Monday night's Howard County Board of Education candidate forum.

Fourteen challengers made their case for the three open seats on the Howard County Board of Education at a candidate forum on Monday night. Patch's .

In the video, Corey Andrews, a high school senior from Elkridge, expresses his displeasure with standardized tests. David Gertler, a math teacher from Ellicott City, discusses how technology will transform education. Incumbents Allen Dyer, Ellicott City, and Ellen Flynn Giles, Laurel, debate the current problems on the board. Olga Butler, of Elkridge, tells the audience the board needs to make decisions they can measure. At the end, Ann DeLacy, a former Howard County middle school teacher for 25 years from Columbia, expressed the need for a representative with a Howard County School background to be elected to the board.

MG42 March 07, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Wow. We'd be so much better off with a voucher system.
Ann Delacy March 07, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Why do you say that?
MG42 March 07, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Because parents know how to educate their children better than a disfunctional band of bureaucrats. To suggest otherwise is pretty arrogant, don't you think? Anyone can say "our public schools are great" when public schools across the country suck. It's quite another thing to say "our public schools are great but if you disagree, here's a voucher. Go somewhere you think is better."
Gail Hutchinson March 23, 2012 at 05:49 PM
There is no better candidate for our Board of education than Ann De Lacy! She is a recently retired excellent Howard County teacher. She knows the concerns of our community and our teachers and she is vocal and honest ! We need her input and her activism.

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