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 - MYRTLE BUTTON Following is the statement of...
MYRTLE BUTTON Following is the statement of Myrtle Hutton, candidate for the Brimley Board of Education: Biography: Because Brimley had a good school, my aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nelson moved to Brimley. I graduated from Brimley High School, received a teacher's life certificate from Eastern State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from. the University of Michigan. I taught in rural schools at Payment. Iroquois Point Lighthouse, Bay Mills Indian Reservation, Wynn School and Raco and also thirty- nine years in the Brimley Public Schools. Views: The local school districts ought to be able to control their own schools through the school boards they elect to represent them. • However there has been an alarming shift from local to state and federal control. The more centralized the control, the harder it becomes for the people to change conditions which may seem ideal to someone in an ivory tower at Lansing or Washington but are really detrimental to the growth of the child. . We cannot contend that a local school district should be forced, against its will, to consolidate with a larger, school district unless we believe that the Soviet Union was justified- in .taking over Latvia,. Lithuanea and Estonia. If. children are herded into larger and larger schools until an individual child is merely a number in a teacher's classbook, we can expect 'to have more and more problems. The rich send their children to small private schools, but the majority majority of the children are forced to attend the public schools. Schools should be small enough for every child to know other children well and to have at least one teacher to whom he is important as an individual. If children are to grow tall and strong, loving and respecting others because they love and respect themselves, they must develop in an atmosphere atmosphere of mutual love and respect under the guidance of teachers who "gladly learn and gladly teach" and with parents and teachers who love them enough to discipline them. Myrtle Hutton

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  1. The Evening News,
  2. 08 Jun 1972, Thu,
  3. Page 10


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