State Board of Education District 12
4-year term. Must be 26 years old or older, a U.S. Citizen, a Texas resident, and a registered voter. Oversees curriculum standards, instructional materials, graduation requirements, new charter school applications, and the Texas Permanent School Fund; appoints board members to military reservation/special school districts.Elegido para un período de 4 años. Debe tener al menos 26 años de edad o más, ser ciudadano estadounidense, ser residente de Texas, y ser votante registrado. Supervisa las normas de planes de estudio, los materiales de instrucción, los requisitos de graduación, las nuevas aplicaciones de las escuelas autónomas y el Fondo Escolar Permanente de Texas; nombra a miembros de la Junta para la reserva militar/ distritos escolares especiales.
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Pam Little (Rep)
What training, experience, and characteristics qualify you for this position?
Does the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) adequately and efficiently diagnose individual student learning needs? Why or why not?
What measures, if any, would you take to improve (a) investment policies for the Permanent School Fund and (b) equitable distributions for public schools? Please explain.
What other issues do you consider the most important, and how would you address them?
Bachelor of Arts
Educational publishing executive for 15 years. Worked with teachers across the state in development of instructional and testing materials
I like the critical thinking strand in the Staar test but feel we can do a better job of determining accountability for schools than testing. There are too many tests with the Staar
Funding does not fall under the SBOE
Keeping a strong Texas curriculum, maintaining a conservative investment philosophy for the Permnant school fund and keeping Charter schools economically strong
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