Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Upgrade Texas Public Education

As recent developments in the English Language Arts and Science curricula have shown, ultra-conservative elements of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) are about to try and screw over the Texas Social Studies standards which are due their 10-year update in 2010.

We are at a critical juncture in this process since over half of the SBOE seats are up for (re)election in 2010.

I urge anyone willing to stand up for good education in Texas and eligible to run for election in SBOE District 3, 5, 9, or 10 to help unseat some of these folks and help bring sanity back into education process in Texas. Otherwise, be sure to vote for the good guys on election day.

The districts up for (re)election in 2010 are:

District Incumbent

1 Rene Nunez
3 Rick Agosto
4 Lawrence Allen
5 Ken Mercer
9 Don McLeroy
10 Cynthia Dunbar
12 Geraldine Miller
15 Bob Craig

Enter your Zip code at Who Represents Me to see what district you are in and who your current SBOE member is.

To be on the ballot you must file an application for a place on the ballot with your respective party by Jan. 4, 2010, and pay a filing fee. The primary election will be on March 2, 2010, the general election will be in November 2, 2010. Write-in candidates have until August, 2010 to file.

For more details on the election process, go here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/index.shtml

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Blogger Jon said...

There are two good candidates for SBOE districts 5 and 10:

2:03 PM  
Blogger John Kingman said...

Thanks Jon,

I see that Don McLeroy also has a contender (District 9) in Thomas Ratliff thomasratliff.com

5:02 PM  
Blogger MKTIV said...

Thank you for your post about the SBOE. Please visit and join our group working just for that- promoting good candidates for the SBOE

10:37 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

Thank you MKTIV, I just applied to join the group. I appreciate the info! Jon

10:45 AM  

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