Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Alexis Nicole Branch for Prince George’s County Board of Education
Alexis Nicole Branch
Prince Georges County
Bennett College for Women where I obtained a Bachelors in Arts after studying Political Science and Global Studies. Currently an Masters student at Bowie State University where I am studying Public Administration
Federal Government Employee
Teacher at World View Christian Center and Advocate/ researcher for IMPACT-SE a non profit that advocates against racism and discrimination in Grade School textbooks in Israel.
Student Body President, Social Activism with IMPACT-SE, and Organization of Protest
Why are you running for office?
To show the world the value of the students in Prince Georges County
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X, they were leaders that did not care about the social norm they fought resiliently for what they believed even if that meant being shunned by others and at the end of the day having to fight for themselves in the process.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What is your favorite book about education, and why?
What will be your top priority on the Board of Education?
Behavior Issues, Providing Opportunities Abroad, and Bilingualism
What is the biggest issue facing your county schools?
What is your position on the Kirwan Commission recommendations?
I do not like most of them
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland schools?
Behavior Issues, Library, Opportunity
Have you read your county schools curriculum? If so, which parts do you like and which parts do you dislike?
I like the science and tech aspect but English and Math needs major improvements
What is your position on school spending?
It is okay, but more funding should be coming from grants and donations.
Please identify the three areas which you believe should be prioritized when it comes to school funding
Foreign Language Programs
New School Construction
What is your position on teacher tenure?
I am for it.
What is your position on standardized testing?
I do not agree with it
What is your position on classroom size?
The smaller the better
Do you believe the Board of Education should have taxation authority?