Academic Excellence

#1

Hands Raised

  California's public education system for grade pre-K to 12 ranks 40th out of the 50 states according to U.S. New and World Report. Testing during the 2020-2021 school year revealed only 49% of California public education students met or exceeded the standard in English Language Arts, while only 34% met or exceeded the Math standard.

  Coronado Unified School District students fared slightly better, with 72% of 6th graders meeting the ELA standard, and only 46% of 6th graders meeting the Math standard.  This is unacceptable.

  CUSD needs to refocus on academics.  Politics has encroached on our schools, occupying bandwidth that belongs to our children.  As a Board Trustee, I will work to remove politics from our children's classrooms and focus on measures that will improve academic performance for all of our students.

Parent Advocate

#2

Homeschooling

  After the student themselves, parents are the primary stakeholders in their children's education. 

 

  The role of primary and secondary education is to focus on academics, with the goal to prepare the student for a career or future education beyond high school.  Parents, who are citizens and taxpayers alike, have become concerned at the rise of distracting political agendas infiltrating their children's public education.  Many of these issues are extremely sensitive, and are best left to the purview of the student's parents. 

  I pledge as a School Board Trustee to place parental interests foremost among those considered when developing policy for the School District. 

 

Local
Control

#3

Conference

  As a medical doctor, I have been greatly concerned that our children have suffered unnecessarily due to pandemic related restrictions and mandates.  Yes, I have spoken publicly against these.  My every comment has been grounded in the medical literature and the data underlying it, which prior to 2020 was largely devoid of political influence. 

  The overwhelming medical evidence does not support masking against respiratory viruses, social isolation measures such as remote instruction or lockdowns, and forced Covid-19 vaccinations for children.  The medical evidence simply does not exist.  However, the harms inflicted by these measures on our children are incontrovertible.  If you disagree, I will gladly join you in a reasonable debate.  I respect your right to make medical decisions for your children. 

  To that end, I pledge as a School Board Trustee to use every lawful power at my disposal to protect our children from mandates that do not accurately represent the will of our community or remove your ability to make crucial decisions for your children.

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ENDORSEMENTS

Christine York

US Senator

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Michael Levin

District Leader

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Council Member

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Tracy Fox

Actress & Activist

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Brian Blunt

State Assembly Member, District 61

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Christine York

US Senator

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Michael Levin

District Leader

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Kevin Walker

Entrepreneur

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Adam Kant

Council Member

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State Assembly Member, District 61

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"I come from a proud family that has been involved in public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, and make public safety, gun control in particular, a top priority. With nearly a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."