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January 31, 2013
Volunteer Ralph Hutchison, right, reads a book to Abigail Potts, 6, a first-grade student at Peter S. Ogden Elementary School on Tuesday. Hutchison has been volunteering as a tutor for two years. "It's very rewarding," Hutchison said. He's among many retirees who support schools with their time and their votes, bucking conventional wisdom about who backs schools.