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Ada Straughn addresses dispute

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Ada Straughn addresses dispute

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The impasse at The Alexandra School has been cause for concern for all associated with the Queen Street, St Peter institution.
Former principal of the school Ada Straughn is one such person even though she makes it clear that she is not about to take any sides.
Straughn, now 84, became the first black principal of the school when she was appointed in 1983. She is also one of the first two black teachers to be admitted to staff at the school.
Straughn, who has been receiving calls since the industrial dispute started on January 4, shares some of her feelings about the impasse.
She spoke with Daily Nation Editor Antoinette Connell in the Big Interview in tomorrow’s SUNDAY SUN about what has happened and what can be done to restore the good name of the St Peter school, often referred to as the Beacon of the North.
Full story in tomorrow’s Big Interview in the SUNDAY SUN