Candidate Survey: Karen Altieri for Charles County Board of Education
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RETIRED BUT CURRENT BUSINESS OWNER
RAN TWO NAVY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, OWN LINDEN FARM RIDING ACADEMY
never active, regular conservative republican
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Why are you running for office?
TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNICY
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
MARGARET THATCHER, RONALD REAGAN, BARBARA JORDAN. CONSERVATIVE, HONEST STRAIGHT TACKING POLITICIANS.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
ALL OF CHURCHILL’S BOOKS
What is your favorite book about education, and why?
What will be your top priority on the Board of Education?
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PARENTS & ADMINISTRATORS, DISCIPLINE IN CLASS
What is the biggest issue facing your county schools?
POOR QUALITY OF TEACHERS, LACK OF RESPECT FOR TEACHERS, DISCIPLINE IN CLASS ROOMS
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland schools?
Have you read your county schools curriculum? If so, which parts do you like and which parts do you dislike?
TOO MUCH SUBJECTIVE “MODERN” TEACHING BASED ON TEACHER;S VIEWPOINTS AND PC SUBJECTS.
What is your position on school spending?
THROWING MONEY AT A PROBLEM NEVER SOLVES IT.
Please identify the three areas which you believe should be prioritized when it comes to school funding
Foreign Language Programs, Security, Vocational Skills
What is your position on teacher tenure?
YOU DON’T GET THAT IN MAY OTHER PROFESSIONS, WHY TEACHERS ???
What is your position on standardized testing?
TOO MUCH TESTING AND NOT ENOUGH TEACHING. OTHER THAN QUIZES AND EXAMS GIVEN BY TEACHERS IN EACH SUBJECT, ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTS ARE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT.
What is your position on classroom size?
THE SMALLER THE BETTER, OF COURSE, BUT MANY OF US WERE IN CLASSES 30 OR MORE AND WERE STILL DISCIPLINED IN OUR BEHAVIOUR AND DETERMINED IN OUR STUDY HABITS.
Do you believe the Board of Education should have taxation authority?