Ferguson is unqualified for Burbank school board

So he is young, born in Burbank and gay but what are Steve Ferguson's qualifications as a school board candidate?

Without a college education he does not qualify to teach at any level in the Burbank school district, but he's running for school board. He doesn't have business experience other than “political consultant” or the personal experience of sending kids through the district.

Why is the teachers union and the Burbank Leader supporting such an unqualified candidate? What kind of message does that send? We won't let him run our classrooms, but he wants to run the entire district. He talks about preparing students for college but has yet to earn a degree. Surely we can do better.

Tim O'Brien

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