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Mai Abdul Rahman
Age: 46
Residence: Chevy Chase.
Education: BA, political science, Drake University; pursuing a master's degree in education at Trinity University.
Occupation: Teacher.
Office Sought: D.C. Board of Education District 2 

       

Extra-curricular activities:
Vice president, Deal Junior High School PTA; member, Stoddert Soccer Scholarship Committee; board member, United Nations Association of the National Capital Area; board member, Jelleff Boys and Girls Club; board member, Washington Interfaith Alliance for the Middle East; former member, Middle East Committee of the Peace Commission.

Why should voters elect you?
"As a parent and a teacher, I have a personal investment in making our schools run better for my four children and all our children."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"We have suffered a poorly managed and fiscally irresponsible D.C. public schools administration. Our teachers and principals are left operating with little training and almost no support for a very diverse school population (social, economic and ethnic). Despite research indicating the importance of smaller classrooms for improving instruction, our classroom size is on the increase. DCPS spends more per student/per meal, yet we serve our children the worst nutrition. We spend five times more on a security contract that fails to protect our children. Savings on these contracts may provide our teachers with the funding necessary for proper training and resources."
Web site: www.maifordcschoolboard.com
Email address: maifordcschoolboard@yahoo.com



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