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Meet The Ann Arbor School Board Candidate: Susan Baskett

Susan Baskett
Susan Baskett

The Ann Arbor School Board will have a new look after next month's election.  Ten Candidates are running for four seats on the board.  While I will be interviewing all of the candidates, incumbent trustee Susan Baskett is the focus of today's report.

Baskett wants to continue fighting for fiscal stability and program enhancements in Ann Arbor Public Schools. She expects the question of continued privatization of support staff, compensation for teachers that have remained loyal to the district, and student achievement to be other top issues facing the board in coming years.

Baskett believes her 11 years serving on the board is needed at this time. "All the decisions that have to be made coming up, would really be helpful if there was someone with my experience, my familiarity, and my overall spunk if you will," Baskett says.

Baskett has been adamant in her opposition to the proposed annexation ofWhitmoreLake Public Schools. She doesn't think the plan is mutually beneficial and questions how the issue of diversity will be addressed with Whitmore Lake's district over 90-percent white.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.   

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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