A panel organized by Education Matters interviewed candidates for endorsing in the WCCUSD board race. They’ve now published the interview videos and the candidate submissions.
Back in June, I mentioned that Education Matters (EM), the Chamberlin-backed education reform group for WCCUSD, was starting up their own endorsement process for WCCUSD board candidates. Here are the main points of their process:
- EM chooses a community panel to interview candidates.
- The panel interviews candidates.
- The panel uses a rubric to guide their decision about whom to endorse.
- Endorsees can receive up to $10,000 in seed money that would be contributed to their own PACs to spend as the candidate directs.
Steps 1 and 2 are done. (There were 2 sets of interviews, one in July, one in August.) Step 4 is up in the air, because the school board is considering campaign contribution limitations.
- Antonio Alvarez Medrano
- Don Gosney
- Tom Panas
- Miriam Stephanie Sequeira
- Ayana Young
Who Didn’t Come
- Mister Phillips – Declined (He made a campaign promise earlier in the year to not accept campaign contributions from “school construction firms or charter school groups”.)
- Carlos Taboada – Didn’t respond
Videos and Answered Questionnaires
The embedded videos and links are all on this page:
Or you can go directly to the EM YouTube page for the video interviews.