Willamette Week names “best school board member”

7:53 am

…and the winner is…

Toni Myers!

During the 2007-2008 school year, Antoinette “Toni” Myers was often the most direct and most transparent member of Portland Public Schools’ Board of Education. She was also the youngest—by nearly 30 years. As the non-voting student representative on the board, Myers, an 18-year-old 2008 graduate of Grant High School, didn’t face the political pressures to stay “on message,” guard her thinking on a controversial topic or censor her words.

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Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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3 Responses

  1. Comment from Lakeitha:

    Willy Week got it right. This young lady was a great asset to the School Board. Unfortunately her vote did not count. At her final meeting, she said that she hoped to be back as Superintendent one day. http

  2. Comment from Terry:

    It’s too bad Toni Myers vote didn’t count, although I’m not sure she ever voted against the majority board position.

    It’s time Ruth stepped up. Past time.

  3. Comment from cleafTiesTese:

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.