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Robert C. Bobb

Robert C. Bobb

Office Sought: D.C. Board of Education, President
Age: 61
Residence: Crestwood.
Education: BA, political science, Grambling State University; MS, business, Western Michigan University.
Occupation: Former city administrator and deputy mayor; homeland security adviser.
Web site: http://www.robertbobb.org
E-mail address: bobb@robertbobb.org

Elected offices/civic activities:

Past president, National Forum for Black Public Administrators; past president, City of Oakland Black Chamber of Commerce; member, Phi Beta Sigma fraternity; lifetime member, NAACP; past public official of the year, Governing Magazine; nominee, Grambling

Why should voters elect you?

"With over 30 years managing complex urban cities, I am a reformer by profession. I will not be a guardian of the status quo."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Our public education system is in crisis. We cannot be a world-class city with failing schools. Although many students are performing remarkably well, our overall low student achievement is absolutely unacceptable. We must address the preparation gap and ensure that students come to school ready to learn, and we must take action if a student cannot read by third grade. We must refocus our resources to support good teachers and principals. I will lead an open and transparent board with clear standards and real-time data to hold our system accountable for student achievement."

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