Tulalip Tribes gain support on ouster of school board member
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington are gaining support for the ouster of a public school board member who said some students perform poorly on standardized tests due to their race.

The Lummi Nation, the NAACP Washington branch and other members of the Marysville School District board say Michael Kundu should step down. And a group of 23 state lawmakers from both parties say he should apologize for an e-mail that linked race to intellectual achievement.

“Together, we're on the right path,” Chairman Mel Sheldon said in response to the support for Kundu's ouster, The Everett Herald reported. “It's going to take some time, but we're going to get there.”

The other school district members have not officially voted to ask Kundu to leave but all of them told the paper they wanted him to step down.

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Calls grow against Marysville offical over racial comments (The Everett Herald 6/15)
Minority leaders condemn Marysville School Board member's comments (The Everett Herald 6/14)
Kundu declines calls from NAACP, Tulalip Tribes to resign from Marysville School Board in wake of ethnic remarks in e-mail (The Marysville Globe 6/14)

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