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* 1. Alabama voters will vote on a constitutional amendment next March

as to whether to change from an elected state school board

to one appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

 

Do you believe we should keep an elected state board or switch to an

appointed one?

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* 2. Do you know who your state board member is?

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* 3. Have you ever contacted your state school board member?

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* 4. 1.    Do you have a personal relationship with your state board member?

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* 5. How much confidence do you have in Governor Ivey to select qualified people to the state board?

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* 6. If this constitutional amendment passes, the governor will appoint board members, however, they will have to be approved by the state senate.

How much confidence do you have in the state senate to approve competent people to be on the board?

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* 7. The constitutional amendment being voted on in March directs an appointed state board to set new study standards to replace Common Core standards.  (Alabama’s version of these are the Alabama College & Career Ready standards.)

How familiar are you with our present standards?

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* 8. Do you think these standards should be replaced?

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* 9. An appointed board would hire a secretary of education.  Erik Mackey is the present state superintendent of education.

How do you rate Mackey’s performance after one year in office?

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* 10. Under our present system of electing state school board members, candidates must raise money to run their campaigns.  This often comes from political action committees.

Under the proposed new system, do you believe the lobbyists who control these political action committees will still play a major role in who gets selected?

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* 11. Do you believe education in Alabama is going in the right direction, or the wrong direction?

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* 12. Are you a retired educator?

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* 13. Are you employed by a public school system, but not a teacher?

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* 14. Are you a public school teacher?

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* 15. Do you have children or grandchildren in an Alabama public school?

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* 16. Do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent?

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* 17. What is your gender?

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* 18. What is your race?

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* 19. What is your age?

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