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Timothy Jenkins

Timothy Jenkins

Office Sought: D.C. Board of Education, President
Age: 67
Residence: Logan Circle.
Education: BA, political science/philosophy, Howard University; JD, Labor Law Division, Yale Law School.
Occupation: Chairman, Unlimited Visions Inc.
Web site: http://www.2mpower.us
E-mail address: tjenkins@2mpower.us

Elected offices/civic activities:

Past member, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service; vice chair, National Instructional Television Board, Kellogg Foundation's Commission on Black Men and Boys; member, Quality Education as a Civil Right; Voice of America Foreign Student Affairs speciali

Why should voters elect you?

"My four decades' public and private professional experience in education, civil rights and institutional management will creatively lead DCPS's reinvention as an innovation-driven educational enterprise."

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

"Dynamic leadership is required to convince students, teachers, administrators, board members and the public that a serious change in D.C. public schools' culture is necessary and attainable for institutional survival, which rewards initiative, creativity, accomplishment and accountability. Denial and business as usual are not options. We must reconnect discipline and education with work and rewards. Mastery of tests must become the floor, not the ceiling, of achievement. We must discover means to collaborate with young people to channel their misdirected rage and rescue them from random trauma toward healthy long-term goals. The public must reclaim its schools with tender authority."

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