Candidate Profile
Ajikwaga Felli

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Ajikwaga Felli
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Plano ISD School Board Place 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
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Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information


Party Primary Election Voting History for Ajikwaga Batido Felli during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • Voted in 0 Primaries 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.

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

-Work together to provide the best possible education for students. -To support Students, Teachers, and Families, with the focus on developing the student to the best of their potential. -To collectively execute established duties; seeking the best interest for students, and for the greater good of the community.

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

The State, with the guidance and input of the local board, local committees, and the community.

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

Fortunately or unfortunately I cannot rate these since I deem them all important.

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.

Disagree   

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

Agree   

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.

Agree   

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?

Parents and and properly trained and vetted teacher. Puberty may be a good age but discretion needs to be exercised due to level of maturity of children at different stages.

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

The kids are eventually going to learn about all and more of the topics listed. If at all possible sex ed should be taught only after a certain level of maturity and in discussion with parents (parents need to be actively involved).


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.

Agree   

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.

Agree   

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

Neutral   

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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I subscribe to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. I am open to various religious and spiritual teaching so far as it edifies and is not destructive.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

To strengthen the board by adding to its diversity.

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?

The first objective that states that: Parents will be full partners with educators in the education of their children.

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

-Bible - by far -Other religious books -History -Biographies -Classic fiction eg titles by Charles Dickens

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

-Lifelong learner - Currently pursuing a masters in public health -Hold and bachelors and doctoral degree -Internationally educated -Parent, PTA member, and community volunteer

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.

N/A

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?

I love God and I love people. I am a family man with an intelligent and supportive wife, and a couple of amazing kids; so will do everything in my power to make PISD the best it can be.


2nd Amendment

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

Disagree   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

Yes, but with a some level of educational responsibility and accountability from the scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and legislators.


Background

Education
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, DMD, 2008
  • SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, BA, 2004
Work & Military
  • Wellpath, Dentist, 1
  • Gateway Comm. Hlth Ctr, Assoc. Dental Director, 6
  • Mercy Ministries of Laredo, Dentist, 1
  • Greater Phila Hlth Act. Inc., Assoc. Dental Director, 2
Affiliations
  • International Central Gospel Church, Dallas, Member, Usher
  • Grace Bible Church, Laredo TX, Member, Usher, Youth ministry volunteer
  • World Vision, Child Sponsor
  • Christian Medical Dental Association, Member
  • Penn Dental Christian Society, President - 2007-2008
  • Sow the Love Ministries, Dallas, Sponsor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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