Candidate Survey: Robert M. Pitts for Charles County Board of Education
Robert M. Pitts
degrees in education from Virginia Commonwealth Univ. and George Mason Univ.
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38yrs as a high school teacher, 25 yrs. as a college instructor, currently teacher mentor
ran for school board in 2014
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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?
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?