October 14, 2008 · Updated 1:04 PM
Too often, the dedicated service of our public officials goes unnoticed. As the new school year begins, I would like to thank Representative Glenn Anderson for his tireless service to ensure Washington children receive a world-class education.
Rep. Anderson is a well-respected education leader in the Legislature, and after working with him to improve math, I know why. Two years ago, when parents became alarmed about the ineffective math programs in our schools, Rep. Anderson listened. In fact, not only did he listen, but was the first legislator to take action. He wrote an initiative that led to a statewide bi-partisan coalition resulting in a comprehensive rewrite of Washington math and science standards to bring them up to world-class standards. And he’s still working diligently to make sure that effort bears fruit in the classroom.
Glenn’s expertise in education issues provides critical guidance to other policy makers in Olympia as they develop solutions. We in the 5th District are fortunate to have such a committed advocate for our children in the state legislature.