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Candidate Survey: Philip Rice for Dorchester County Board of Education

Name
Philip Rice

Age
75

County
Maryland

Education
BS IN MATHEMATICS

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Career/Occupation
MGMNT BANKING CITY GOVT BOOKKEEPING AND COLLECTIONS

Education Experience
TAUGHT HIGH SCHOOL MATH

Political Experience
12 YEARS CITY COMMISSIONER 8 YEARS SCHOOL BOARD

Website
philrice779@yahoo.com

Social Media Accounts
N/A

Why are you running for office?
I hope to improve the education experience for all students so that they are productive and participating members of society

Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Ronald Reagan

What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
No answer

What is your favorite book about education, and why?
up the down staircase. Reality in a humorous context

What will be your top priority on the Board of Education?
No answer

What is the biggest issue facing your county schools?
adequate funding and addressing the teacher shortage

What is your position on the Kirwan Commission recommendations?
No answer

What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland schools?
They would all be intertwined with the Kirwin commission and how the legislature handles funding the suggestions

Have you read your county schools curriculum? If so, which parts do you like and which parts do you dislike?
No answer

What is your position on school spending?
I try to look at school spending the same as any business spending. Is it a necessity? is there any return on that investment and that return great enough to support the expense

Please identify the three areas which you believe should be prioritized when it comes to school funding
New School Construction
Security

What is your position on teacher tenure?
It should be granted after 5 consecutive years of high level teaching

What is your position on standardized testing?
This has never truly measured the students abilities. There seems to be no acceptable alternative

What is your position on classroom size?
No answer

Do you believe the Board of Education should have taxation authority?
I do not. Looking at Delawares issues, I do not think we need the additional hardship



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