Candidate Profile
Sam Abu

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Sam Abu
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Arlington ISD School Board Place 1
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Association of Texas Professional Educators (2020)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Party Primary and Local Election Voting History for Sampson Bugubie Abu during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Democratic
  • 2018 Party Primary: Democratic
  • Voted in 2 Democratic Primary(ies) and in 1 Republican Primary(ies) 1990 - 2016

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.

Sam Abu's Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer

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.

No Answer   


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.

Disagree   


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.

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

Neutral   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

To function as the link between the school district and the community and in all matters relating to education including governance, advocacy, and oversight.

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

For uniformity and consistency, the state should have authority to set curriculum with input from educators. Resource allocation should be based on the unique needs of each district.

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

Language Arts & Music, Mathematics, Information Technology, American History, Science, Social Emotional Learning, Vocational Learning, Physical Fitness, Art & Music, Personal Finances, Foreign Language.

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   

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

Agree   

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.

Neutral   

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

Neutral   

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.

Agree   

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

Sex education is not mandated in Texas.

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Agree   

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

Agree   

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

No Answer   

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.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I belief in God.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

I am running for this office because I believe in public education and what public education can do for our children and community.

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Students will be encouraged and challenged to meet their full educational potential.

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

The Good Book.

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

I am passionate about public education and giving back to my community. I have served young people at Job Corps, GPISD, and currently serving ALL students at Duncanville ISD. I am an active educator who knows that public education works because it is the backbone of our communities; the teachers and system that gives each and every one of our children a chance to live up to their fullest potential.

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.

My position allows me to objectively look at both sides of an issue to make an informed decision(s).

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?

Yes; Public education works. It has done wonders for my family and me.


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?

Parents should have a say.


Background

Education
  • Tarleton State University, Stephenville, M.Ed, 2019
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Council for Exceptional Children, Member
  • ATPE, Member
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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