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 primary role of the HISD school board is to provide local, citizen governance and oversight of education. The ultimate responsibility for education rests with the state of Texas, although it has delegated much of the authority to local communities who elect their local school trustees to govern.
Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?
The school board had 5 primary responsibilities, 1) adopt goals and priorities and monitor success, 2) adopt policies and review for effectiveness, 3) hire and evaluate the superintendent, 4) adopt a budget and set a tax rate and 5) communicate with the community. Generally, curriculum falls under the superintendent’s responsibilities. If the board feels the curriculum is not producing high level of student performance, they can choose to hold the superintendent accountable.
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
Language Arts, Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, American History, Physical Fitness, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Foreign Language, Personal Finances, Social Emotional Learning
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?
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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
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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
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Why are you running for this office?
Education is a passion, but also deeply personal. I had a challenging upbringing, and education was my way out. I see HISD failing it’s students, teachers, parents and community. I am running to restore integrity to the board, provide my diverse business expertise and represent parents. Too many kids are getting left behind in HISD as I could have been.
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?
#2 - Students will be encouraged to reach their full educational potential
What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
UT MBA, TEA governance training, HISD parent of 3 kids for 7+ years, mentor to at-risk high schools kids at Lee (Wisdom).
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.
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?
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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. This is highly data dependent.