Office Sought: D.C. Board of Education, District 3
Residence: Capitol Hill.
Education: BS, molecular biophysics and biochemistry, Yale; some coursework, UDC School of Law.
Occupation: Freelance editor; Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A06; student, Clarke School of Law, UDC; former teacher, DCPS.
Web site: http://marcforschoolboard.org
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elected offices/civic activities:
Commissioner, ANC 6A06, 2005-present; senator, UDC Student Bar Association, 2005-06; co-founder, D.C. School Modernization Campaign; founder, FixOurSchools.net, DCPS NeighborCorps; Wards 5 & 6 coordinator, School Beautification Day; member, Association of
Why should voters elect you?
"Vote for me if you'd like a representative who is a teacher, an elected official and a leader in the fight for public schools."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Most of our public schools are not educating our children well. The curriculum is outdated and irrelevant. The quality of teaching is too often inadequate. Our buildings are falling apart and dirty. We are spending too much money, with too little of it getting to children, and without good results. There is no public accountability, because there is practically no 'public' at the table. The school board meets behind closed doors; parents are treated as annoyances; students are not respected and are treated like prisoners; neighbors are unwelcome; and teachers are often working for poor principals."
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