Superintendent Race Offers Two Visions for Pasco Schools
When Kurt Browning first ran for superintendent in 2012, the political winds were at his back.
Browning argued that Pasco, one of the relatively few districts with an elected superintendent, needed a strong manager to run the billion-dollar organization and bring it to the next level of academic achievement. “We can do so much more,” he declared, calling the system’s accountability performance “mediocre.”
Fast forward eight years, and Browning — who’s running squarely on his record — finds himself facing similar attacks from challenger David LaRoche, who contends Pasco has had enough of a “bureaucrat” in charge and needs an educator back in the chief executive’s chair.