Because of redistricting, all 15 seats on the Texas State Board of Education will be up for grabs in the November 2012 elections. The results of those elections will determine whether the religious right’s corrosive influence over public education will weaken or grow as the board considers what the next generation of public school students in Texas will learn about sex education, social studies, science and other subjects. We plan to publish on TFN Insider candidate announcements for a seat on the SBOE. We will publish announcements in no particular order, and their publication does not constitute any sort of endorsement by TFN. We will redact requests for contributions or mentions of fundraising events from the announcements, but we will provide links to the candidates’ websites (if available).
Patty Quintana-Nilsson, District 6, D-Houston
(Current District 6 Board Member: Terri Leo, R-Spring)
Patty Quintana-Nilsson, a teacher in the Spring Branch Independent School District, recently announced on her website her intention to seek the District 6 SBOE seat currently held by Terri Leo, R-Spring.
As a dedicated classroom teacher with almost 15 years of teaching experience, I promise to bring an unbiased and non-political voice to the educational force that drives the vision and direction of education in our state.
I NEED YOUR SUPPORT to keep politics out of the classroom and place the well-being and educational success of OUR children back on the front lines of Texas’ priorities.
Texas cannot afford to keep the status quo and continue to cut billions of dollars from the lives of our children.
We cannot continue to cram students into already filled classrooms and pretend it doesn’t affect their education.
We cannot continue to look the other way when drugs and alcohol are present in our schools and are taking over the lives of many of our children.
We cannot continue to ignore the ever-growing dropout rates that put thousands of young people out into the streets of Texas, with no education, no jobs and no prospects.
“Kids First! Texas First!” is about OUR children, and their futures—regardless if you’re a Democrat or a Republican.
Please help support the campaign for educational excellence, and help us put “Kids First! Texas First!” once again!
With your help, we CAN bring back the excellence in education our children deserve and our country so desperately needs!