Candidate Survey: Philip Rice for Dorchester County Board of Education
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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?
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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