Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.
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.
At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.
Students should not be allowed to pray in school.
What is the function of the local school board?
School board members serve their communities in several important ways. First and foremost, school boards look out for students. Education is not a line item on the school board’s agenda—it is the only item. School boards are accessible to the public and accountable for the performance of their schools. School boards ensure that students get the best education for the tax dollars spent. The local school board is responsible for: employing the superintendent developing and adopting policies, curriculum, and the budget; overseeing facilities issues
Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?
This should be a joint effort between the State, the District, and of course the parents. This is where an effective school board would play the vital role of liaison. Each state's constitution requires it to provide a school system where children may receive an education. Many state constitutions, including Texas, also contain express provisions for creating educational curricula and to select textbooks and educational materials. If the district opts for additional books and resources, they may, but they must pay for these items themselves. However, it is here at the district level that parents can be heard.
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, Mathematics, Science, American History, Personal finances, Vocational Learning, Physical Fitness, Art and Music, Information Technology Science, Foreign Languages, and Social Emotional Learning.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.
Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.
I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.
When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.
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.
No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.
Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?
Sex education classes should be up to the parent require their consent. I believe sex education course should be available starting in 5th to 6th grade when puberty is starting.
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
Firstly: I believe it is a parent's choice to have a child enrolled in a sex education class. I do not feel it should be mandatory and a parent should have all the facts and materials on the class before they give consent. Topics should be kept to the basics: Abstinence and the value of emotional maturity, consent, physical and emotional health outcomes, human anatomy/the reproductive system, contraceptive methods, stages of pregnancy and fetal development, abortion methods and side effects.
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.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.
Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.
Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.
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.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
See question 33; it's all about what is best for our students.
Why are you running for this office?
I have been wanting to serve on the board for some time now, and finally everything lined up for me to run. As both a teacher and parent, I feel I have the working knowledge to accentuate the positives and realize any negatives to help promote the well-being of the district.
A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.
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?
I am an avid reader, and I can think of no one single book that defines me; I am too open-minded for that.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have attended Humble ISD since 1976. I have been a parent for 26 years, and both my sons attended or are attending Humble ISD. Here, I served as a volunteer, room mother, and committee representative for the Head Start Program. Now, I've added the 17 years of professional experience working as a substitute teacher and then a teacher's aide/para-educator, in order to financially self-support my goal to become a Special Education Instructor. Being a teacher AND parent myself, I feel that I could be a tremendous source of information during school board meetings to encourage the best decisions for all.
Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?
Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.
I believe that I should do what is best for our children, not political parties on either side. Our children are our future (hey, they'll choose our nursing homes, remember?? LOL).
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I feel that I have been very open in the previous answers. If you'd like to ask anything in particular, please contact me via my website at andreaglazebrook.godaddysites.com Thank You!
Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.
Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?
I feel it's the parents' choice, I have worked with special-needs children who are not always able to be vaccinated without causing seizures or having drug interactions. In support of the 1st Amendment, we must make allowances for religious beliefs that do not allow vaccinations. I respect a parent's choice to do what they feel is right for their family.