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Candidate Survey: Robert M. Pitts for Charles County Board of Education

Name
Robert M. Pitts

Age
68

County
Charles

Education
degrees in education from Virginia Commonwealth Univ. and George Mason Univ.

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Career/Occupation
Retired Teacher

Education Experience
38yrs as a high school teacher, 25 yrs. as a college instructor, currently teacher mentor

Political Experience
ran for school board in 2014

Website
none

Social Media Accounts
Facebook/Robert Pitts

Why are you running for office?
I want to improve the quality of education for our children in Charles county

Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
do not have one

What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
nonedegr

What is your favorite book about education, and why?
A New Culture of Learning The book joins technology and education

What will be your top priority on the Board of Education?
Hiring and retaining quality teachers

What is the biggest issue facing your county schools?
retention of quality teachers

What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland schools?
Retention of teachers, Funding, school safety

Have you read your county schools curriculum? If so, which parts do you like and which parts do you dislike?
I like the inclusion of technology. I dislike the disregard of basic skills

What is your position on school spending?
we are in a short fall. we need to be wiser with our budget

Please identify the three areas which you believe should be prioritized when it comes to school funding
Teacher Pay, Tacher Training (no third answer was selected)

What is your position on teacher tenure?
teachers should be tenured

What is your position on standardized testing?
too much testing

What is your position on classroom size?
reduce classroom size in situations that will improve learning environment

Do you believe the Board of Education should have taxation authority?
no



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