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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006
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Caylor deserves 4th term on state education board

Democrat Mary Jane Caylor has served the Eighth District and the state well for her three terms on the State Board of Education, and voters should give her a fourth.

Mrs. Caylor, who has a doctorate in educational administration and planning from The University of Alabama, is executive director of Big Springs Partners, a nonprofit agency in Huntsville. She started her career in education as an elementary school teacher. She was superintendent of Huntsville City Schools from 1984 through 1991.

Mrs. Caylor's husband, lawyer John Caylor, has represented clients in the state school system. Especially in light of the troubles leading to the resignation of former Chancellor Roy Johnson, that is reason for concern. We are confident that the attention and efforts the state is focusing on nepotism, however, will prevent any improprieties.

Mrs. Caylor's plans for her fourth terms are laudable. She wants to continue promoting good health practices for children, implement the Alabama Reading Initiative in all grades of every elementary school and shape course offerings to meet demands of the work force.

Mrs. Caylor's opponent is Republican Marrell Dixon, an administrator in Etowah County School System.

THE DAILY recommends Mary Jane Caylor, 64, for re-election to the State Board of Education for the Eighth District, which includes Limestone County and Calhoun Community College.

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