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IQ: Time to wake up for school, Beav!

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District 11 is in a bind: administrators want to keep spending all that money on administrators and new schools, but constituents are really mad about the idea of closing down neighborhood schools to save money. So what now? Maybe they could ask their pals at Coca-Cola for more money.

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Harvey LeCato
Engineer
Neighborhood: Columbine Estates

Who was your favorite teacher? My Spanish teacher.

What was the coolest thing you learned in his/her class? The coolest thing I learned in his class was how to talk with a little bit of flare; have a little bit of attitude when you talk.

What was the name of your school district superintendent? Mr. Rodriguez ... he was Latino and we just didn't have that many of that ethnic group in our neighborhood, so that kind of stood out.

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Chris
Financial consultant
Neighborhood: Broadmoor

Who was your favorite teacher? My second grade teacher.

What was the coolest thing you learned in his/her class? How to be competitive.

What was the name of your school district superintendent? I wouldn't have a clue.

What would you cut if you were on the school board? I actually would not cut anything. They have got to find a way to get more money. This is not a question of closing schools; they've got to leave them all open.

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Gary Pittman
Sales
Neighborhood: Downtown

Who was your favorite teacher? My economics teacher.

What was the coolest thing you learned in his/her class? Micro/macroeconomics.

What was the name of your school district superintendent? Leo Huffman ... I came from a small community; you know everybody.

What would you cut if you were on the school board? The bus service.

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Natasha Tracy
Unemployed
Neighborhood: Briargate

Who was your favorite teacher? Probably my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Smith.

What was the coolest thing you learned in her class? History was my favorite.

What was the name of your school district superintendent? I went to a private school so I wasn't in a school district.

What would you cut if you were on the school board? Maybe money spent on sports.

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