So you think you know who is running Texas education, huh? Well, take this little quiz provided by Texas Monthly to see just how knowledgeable you are about the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). When you are finished, do me a favor. Come back here and leave me a comment and let me know which thing(s) surprised you the most. Then register to vote in the upcoming SBOE elections after you find the right person to represent you/us. Then consider visiting this place:
UPDATE 9/23/08: In the comments below, Scott Laleman asked about who made up the candidates in the races. I am listing them here with the incumbent named first:
District 2 – Mary Helen Berlanga (D) vs. Peter H. Johnston (R)
District 7 – David Bradley (R) vs. Laura Ewing (D)
District 13 – Mavis B. Knight (D) vs. Cindy Werner (R)
District 14 – Gail Lowe (R) vs. Edra Bogle (D)
District 6 – Terri Leo (R)
District 8 – Barbara Cargill (R)
District 11 – Pat Hardy (R)
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My good friend and fellow education advocate, Brock Gregg, has written an article each of the last two months about just this situation. Take a look at them:
This is good stuff from a man is who well respected around the Capitol by all participants in the process.
UPDATE 12/04/08 – Yep. She’s on the state board. Who elects these people?