Town Square

Post a New Topic

The Need for Real Education Leadership

Original post made by Rod Hsiao, another community, on May 17, 2010

Recent articles on 21st Assembly District candidates have emphasized hype over results. But on June 8th we need to elect a legislator with real experience and accomplishments.

In education, Rich Gordon is the only candidate who has actually worked as a trustee, funder, and direct service provider: Rich shaped education policy as a Trustee, steered $82 million of Prop 10 tobacco taxes into education, opened the county's first shelter for homeless youth, and started up an innovative restaurant to employ youth.

We need stable funding for schools and someone who understands budgeting. As a county supervisor managing a $1.8 billion budget, Rich Gordon successfully pushed for performance based budgeting to get concrete results. He understands how to reform government systems and was elected chair of the coalition of California Cities, Counties, and Schools to press for state budget reform.

We need a tested leader to fix California‚Ä"the right choice on June 8th is Rich Gordon.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Politics: Empty appeals to "innovation"
By Douglas Moran | 13 comments | 1,581 views

Marriage Underachievers
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,580 views

A Surprise!
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,504 views

Best High Dives to Watch the Game
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,042 views

It's Dog-O-Ween this Saturday!
By Cathy Kirkman | 2 comments | 790 views