When I talk to people about why I love covering education, I usually focus on combining my interest in policy with the joy of getting to visit kindergarten classrooms. But in fact, I think I was fated to be a journalist for a far odder reason: For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to long public meetings.
Last night, I stopped by a community forum to see some of the new leaders in Indianapolis Public Schools talk about the school system. At a time when the district is in transition, it was an interesting window into the views of newly elected board members and interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson.
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— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter