Public education is simply broken. American kids are now ranked 17th globally, with massively increased spending per student over the last 2 decades, and get lower scores and graduation rates. Kids leave school without the ability to put together a coherent resume, and many lacking the skills, work ethic and values necessary to get and keep a decent job. Many point of failure here but the point is, the ‘same-ol,same-ol’ people and approaches won’t fix anything.
Gail brings a different and highly analytical experience into the race and is not afraid to rock the boat and ask the probing questions necessary to get the SBOE thinking about the need for fundamental change. the curriculum needs to be looked at, not only to roll back much of the social engineering content, but to add back some of the old styles of information-based education that originally put Americans in the lead. Gail will be a strong dose of different insights and approaches, something the SBOE desperately needs.