Candidate Survey: Tara Battaglia for Carroll County Board of Education

Tara Battaglia
Some college
Stay at home Mom
Education Experience
Studied Elementary Education for Special Needs at Carroll Community
Political Experience
Held office as a PTA Treasurer
No answer
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Why are you running for office?
To help children, families and communities in Carroll County Public Schools
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Myself in ten years making a difference
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
The Lorax. It gives people a message that if you want to make change, be the change.
What is your favorite book about education, and why?
The Lorax. Again, you have to want to make change to make things better or improve them.
What will be your top priority on the Board of Education?
Keeping Communities Together if schools have to close again.
What is the biggest issue facing your county schools?
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland schools?
Funding, the Opioid Epidemic, Teachers Salaries
Have you read your county schools curriculum? If so, which parts do you like and which parts do you dislike?
No I have not
What is your position on school spending?
Spending needs to be controlled and there needs to be priorities in place.
Please identify the three areas which you believe should be prioritized when it comes to school funding
Classroom Technology/Computers
What is your position on teacher tenure?
What is your position on standardized testing?
We shouldn’t even have it. It causes so much anxiety on the students.
What is your position on classroom size?
Class sizes should never be over 20 students.
Do you believe the Board of Education should have taxation authority?
Absolutely NOT!!

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