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Bishop Seeks New Term On Local School Board

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Dr. Ronald C. Bishop teüay announced he will seek reelection to the Ann Arbor Board of Education in the June 12 election. A professor of internal medicine at the Úniversity and chief of medical services at the Veterans Administration Hospital here, Dr. Bishop will be running for one of three board seats which will be filled at the election. Dr. Bishop has lived in the Ann Arbor area since 1951 and has been connected with nuiinerous civic organizations since that time, including the local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, Senior Icitizens Housing of Ann Arjbor, Inc., the University's Senlate Assembly and Friends of [Ars Música. I Dr. Bishop and his wife, [Nancy, live at 1011 Lincoln Ave. Three of the cou'ple's four children have graduated from Ann Arbor Public Schools and the fourth is a senior at Pioneer High School. In announcing his candidacy, Dr. Bishop issued the following statement: "I wanf to return to the Board of Education for another three years to continue to work for the things which I have stood for during my term now ending. First among these is equal educational opportunity. "All the students in this district should have an equal opportunity to take part in programs' offered and to achieve goals which they have a part in setting. We should return to the Johnson Resolution, pass it, and give the administration and teachers some direction with respect to policy on equal educational opportunity. "The School Board must be responsive to the wishes and aspirations of local school communities. This does not mean that the board should abdícate i t s responsibility. There are restrictioins on what can be offered from present resources. If real needs exist, it the responsibility of the board to do everything in its power to develop means to meet these needs. "I do not like .the budget cuts which have been proposed. However, the administration is not to blame for these. The administration is working with the resources this community has provided. The board and the couunity have two choices concerning these reduction: 1) ask the administration to reorder the priorities or 2) furnish more dollars. Without an increase in revenues it is obvious that something must be cut. "We are in times when changes are taking place rapidly. Many of these changes are good. They are opening up new avenues along which students may travel in the learning process. Hopefully they are making education more pleasant. Some of the changes are painful. Some créate problems. We must continue to facilitate changes, but we must direct them for the greatest good of the students we are here to serve."