WE WELCOME Heidi A. Ramirez's nomination to the School Reform Commission with great expectations.
Ramirez, a young education specialist from Temple University, comes with both refreshing youth (she's 33) and an impressive resume that focuses on urban education, poor and minority students - exactly who comprise the School District of Philadelphia. With those credentials, we expect her to hit the ground running.
And we are pleased that Gov. Rendell has selected for the board a Latina who, we hope, will have significant empathy for the district's growing Hispanic constituency.