Candidate Profile
Tobi Adeyinka

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Tobi Adeyinka
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Pearland ISD School Board Position 3
Incumbent
No
Links
           

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

 

Selected Financial Source Documents

From 2021 Campaign Finance Reports
 

Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Oluwatobi Adeyinka during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Republican
  • 2018 Party Primary: Democratic
  • Voted in 1 Democratic Primary 1990 - 2016

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Neutral   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.

Neutral   


Economy

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Agree   

School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.

Neutral   


Religious Liberty

School districts should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Agree   

At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.

Agree   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

Disagree   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

The function of the school board is set policies for the district in line with TEA, giving students and school leaders the tools to be successful. This includes managing the budget to ensure our tax dollars are best utilized for our children’s benefit.

Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?

The TEA and SBOE (Texas State Board of Education) set the curriculum. This should reflect best education practices that incorporate the values of our community to ensure our children will have a competitive advantage after graduation and entering their careers in a global economy.

Please rate in order the following priorities in relation to the role of a K-12 public school (omitting any that do not apply): Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning

All of the following subjects (in no particular order) hold value: Mathematics, Information Technology (IT), Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts (LA), Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning, and all students should have a solid understanding of all of these topics. With that, there are elementary subjects and principles needed for basic life skills: Mathematics, IT, Science, Social Studies, and LA (including reading and writing). These are principle subjects and are the foundation for the other subjects. Art and Physical Fitness also play an important role in garnering creativity, problem solving, and teamwork. These have been shown to help improve the performance in the principle subjects, making students more well-rounded and competitive with the grit needed when entering the work force.

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Neutral   

Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.

Agree   

I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.

Strongly Agree   

When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.

Disagree   

Parents are the ultimate authority in their child’s education and should be able to freely pursue whatever educational options they deem best for their child.

Neutral   

No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.

Disagree   

Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?

Parents, teachers, community—from learning where babies come from to understanding the science of the human biological function—all three have a role. Parents are first and inherently influential role for setting the foundation understating of all education, including sexual education. Part of sexual education is human biology and other topics where teachers play a role. It takes a village, which is where community plays a role.

If you support the teaching of Sex Ed, please answer the following question: Sexual education should include these topics (list all that apply and add your own, if needed) -- Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; human anatomy/the reproductive system; abortion methods and side effects; stages of pregnancy and fetal development; sex acts and pleasures of sex

(Did not answer)


Values

No school official should be involved in the sexual transitioning of a student. All issues on this subject should be referred to the parents of the student.

Neutral   

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

Neutral   

Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.

Neutral   

Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.

Disagree   

I support allowing students to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, and to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, and I believe respect for all people is what Jesus taught, and there is no room for hate.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

Education is the cornerstone of our children's future—providing the foundation for them to prosper as adults and laying the groundwork for success. The importance cannot be overstated, and this is why I am running for Pearland ISD Board Trustee. I have always focused my time outside of work toward helping youth realize this truth. From tutoring, to mentoring, to being a positive role model as a youth coach—representing Pearland ISD is the next step in helping our children thrive and be prosperous

A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.

Disagree   

Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?

OBJECTIVE 4:A well-balanced and appropriate curriculum will be provided to all students. Through that curriculum, students will be prepared to succeed in a variety of postsecondary activities, including employment and enrollment in institutions of higher education.

What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?

(Did not answer)

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I hold my B.S. in engineering from Trinity University. I have worked in the class room as a teacher, tutored and mentored children during my off as an engineer, and managed teams of professionals in my career.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Moderate   

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I believe in reviewing the information and facts associated with each situation and making an informed decision based on acquired knowledge. This is why many of my response may be neutral, as there is not always a one size fits all. First and foremost, the education, well-being, and future of our children take priority, and children should be provided every opportunity to have a worry-free childhood and live full and productive lives.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


2nd Amendment

Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.

Neutral   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, B.S, 2009
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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