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One of the newest members to the Clinton Board of Education will be seated next week and wants to be a voice for teachers and students.

Long time principal at Clinton High School, Ron Connor ran unopposed in last week's School Board election and will be seated on the Board next Tuesday. Connor says it means a great deal to represent the teachers and students he served for so many years.

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Being a former educator, Connor says he's well versed on the issues of testing. He says the tests are taking away from teachers doing their jobs and doing them well. He feels there's too much of it in the classrooms today.

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Connor says the power plant has to be one of the top issues facing the Board of Education. He feels their presence in the community is of the upmost importance.

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Since his retirement, Connor has been working as an advocate for education in Springfield, and he hopes to see Springfield begin to eliminate some of the unfunded mandates they burden schools with. He says so much more money and time would be available for education if that were to happen.

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