I am LaCrese Green and running for the Seattle School Board Position 5.
I have lived in this District for 39 years. I am very familiar with the schools. I have been a
tutor of Ethiopian children for the last 15 years. Some of the parents have asked for my help with issues at schools. I have
met with teachers and principals, attended Parent/Teacher conferences, open house and math evenings. I have worked with students attending high schools at Franklin, Garfield, and Ballard, Summit K-12, Asa Mercer, McClure, & Washington middle schools, Madrona & TOPS K-8. I have also worked with students at elementary schools, such as Beacon Hill, John Muir, Stevens, Leschi, Orca, Lawton and the Spectrum Program.
I know what I will be getting into if elected to the school board. I
attended most of the community meetings about school closures and testified against school closures & against the adoption of reform math. I attended the Student Learning Committee meetings. During that time, WASL scores were discussed as was the Technology Access Foundation & Everyday Math. The Technology Access Foundation at Rainier Beach was an attempt to privatize the running of the school, which thankfully was defeated. Everyday Math unfortunately was adopted.
I am for adopting better math books
and for preserving diverse programs like the American Indian Heritage High School and the African American Academy. I feel that the WASL did not accurately represent the true measure of a studentís ability. (I went to Olympia for five years to petition legislators to stop funding and supporting the WASL.) I have been concerned with the District mishandling funds. A recent audit showed continuing problems with finances. If elected, I will daylight issues and not let them drag on for years.
Please remember to vote LaCrese Green for Seattle School Board Position No. 5 on November 5th.