Schaefer gives a lesson BALTIMORE CITY

April 28, 1993|By Staff Report

Students at Roland Park Elementary-Middle School got a quick lesson in democracy from Gov. William Donald Schaefer yesterday.

Touring the Northwest Baltimore school as part of Roland Park's National Technology Education Week activities, the governor was asked to read a story to 25 children in Parona Dorsey's kindergarten class.

"Do any of you know what an election is?" asked the governor, a longtime school supporter who was invited by retiring Principal Evelyn T. Beasley. "An election is where you decide what you want to do."

With a nod toward visiting state school Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick, the governor asked the seated students, "Who would you rather have read to you -- a governor, or a beautiful lady?"

"A governor!" shouted the students, nearly all of whom raised their hands for the state's chief executive.

"You lose," a bemused governor told Dr. Grasmick, who appeared relieved to let the governor conduct an animated reading of Helen Cooper's "The Bear Under the Stair."

The governor's visit also included a tour of the school's technology and computer labs and its media center.

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