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Berman, Blakely and Chiang take commanding lead in Mountain View Whisman school board race

Original post made on Nov 4, 2020

Early election results Tuesday night show Laura Ramirez Berman, a former school administrator, leading the pack with a huge lead over the rest of the field in the race for the Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees.

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 4, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

I'm surprised that Chris Chiang got elected again. But Great for Him and the Students! Now there will actually be 3 Board members who have had each more than a decade as professional full-time educators. These three (incumbent Conley, new Berman and recycled Chiang) will make (OK "could make") a powerful majority who know HOW education is successfully done. It is not easy.

It can't really be done by sitting back and discussion/voting the WHAT and not having any real experience on the HOW of public education. (IMO). Good governance also needs:
"According to the California State Education Code, the School Board’s responsibilities are to:
(point 3)
• guide the governing of the school district in a manner consistent with the goals and purposes of the community, and in accordance with the State Education Code."

The three 'professional educators' that will be on the Board can do this guidance well. (above quote extracted from Sunnyvale SD Board page)

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