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State Board of Education District 3

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.
  • Dan Arellano (Dem)

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    Marisa B. Perez (Dem) Director of Governmental, Community and Judson Education Foundation Relations

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Background: What training, experience, and characteristics qualify you for this position?

Testing: Does the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) adequately and efficiently diagnose individual student learning needs? Why or why not?

Funding: 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?

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Campaign Phone (210) 816-0875
Education The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX Master of Arts, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, December 2016 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, May 2007 Minor, Psychology, May 2007
I am the incumbent office holder. I hold a Masters in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies & have worked in Texas public education for over 5 years. Prior to working in education, I worked in child welfare through the TDFPS.
The STAAR in no way adequately assess the learning needs, or competencies, for that matter, of a student. It is a summative assessment of a child's learning ability. However, progress is not measured, which is the most appropriate way to determine whether a child is learning. This should be done with formative assessments to be carried out throughout the year.
A)I believe the SBOE should be counseled to be as cautiously aggressive as possible with the investments to yield the best interest. B)Policy must be put in place to set a specific percentage of the PSF allocation the Legislature receives from SBOE that MUST be used toward public school. This is not the current case & a large percentage of the PSF allocation is diverted.
I recognize the importance of providing all children with an equitable challenging educational experience that prepares them to be productive adults. I know that in order to accomplish this, we must set high standards for our students, while ensuring that they have quality resources made available to them. I will to be the voice for high standards & fact based texts.