Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Macon R-1 School Board Candidate Forum - 3/29

Tuesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Macon R-1 School District -- Do you know who's running for your local school board? Do you know if any of the candidates support your values and your vision for the best education for your children and the children in your school district? Have you heard that one of the most powerful positions in this country is at the local level, our local public school boards? These are the people who make the decisions on how our children are taught, what is acceptable to be taught in our schools and who determines what "acceptable" is. 

Wake up. Get involved. 

From Macon Chronicle-Herald:

Superintendent Debbie Livingston has reported that seven people have filed for the Macon R-I Board of Education. The filing period closed Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Listed in the order of filing are: John P. Walker, Joe Claypoole, Toni K. Riekeberg, James (Jimmie) Wilt, Todd S. Phillips, Kevin Linear and Jenae Young.
The seven candidates will vie for three open positions on the board in the April election.

A Macon R-1 School Board Candidate Forum will be held Tuesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. It's being sponsored by Macon NEA and MSTA. The forum is open to the public. After answering preselected questions, additional questions will be taken from those submitted by the audience that evening, according to Marta Gall, NEA co-president.

A few questions you should consider asking the candidates:

- Do you support a history curriculum that teaches American exceptionalism?

- Do you support curriculum and teaching methods that explore the path and dangers of fascism, communism, totalitarianism and other forms of governments?

- How aware are you of these issues impacting education in our state and nationwide?
  • Common Core Standards
  • Longitudinal Student Database
  • P20 Initiative
  • Race to the Top
  • UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Education
  • Goals 2000

From "Anngie" with Missouri Education Watchdog:
"...these people are the ones who write the policy for your district... The school board can decide which topics will be discussed behind closed doors, away from public input and scrutiny. If you have a child in school you owe it to them to know who you are putting on the school board that will have direct impact on their daily lives."
Wake up. Get involved.

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