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.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
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?
The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Houston Independent School District. The Board of Education’s mission is to equitably educate the whole child so that every student graduates with the tools to reach their full potential.
Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?
The HISD, Curriculum and Development departments with input from the the State of Texas, Teachers, Superintendent, Trustees and Parents.
Please list 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
Mathematics Science American History Physical Fitness Foreign Language Information Technology Language Arts, Art & Music Vocational Learning Personal Finances
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 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 to help children turn from unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria 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.
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?
Parent, between 10-12
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
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a born again believer in Christ Jesus who is my Lord and Savior.
Why are you running for this office?
Dr. Kendall Baker is a lifelong resident of HISD District VI who deeply cares about the education of youth; in addition to maintaining fiscal integrity of taxpayer dollars. Kendall is a parent to a developing child, an astute businessman, ordained minister, educator, and formal public servant for this City of Houston. He has a five-point plan to usher the Houston Independent School District to higher academic achievements across all socioeconomic demographics. His five-point plan includes improved fiscal accountability that will DECREASE property taxes for the citizens of DISTRICT VI. Dr. Baker is very much aware that the effects of COVID-19 have left gapping educational disparities amongst our promising youth. However, he DOES NOT support mask mandates nor the does he support Critical Race Theory. He believes in the fundamental principles of choice and freedom while avoiding subjects that further divides our community.
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 1: 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?
The Holy Bible
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I hold a doctorate of divinity degree and I have been a public servant all of my adult life(35 years). I live in a district that needs better leadership and a Trustee that is able to make independent decision that are in the best interest of taxpayers, parents, teachers and children.
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 am a register Republican voter and precinct chair. I am also the Sgt at Arms for the Harris County Republican Party
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?
Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.
Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?
No, other than what's required at birth through beginning school.