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Relating to the nonpartisan election of members to the State Board of Education. Read & Follow the Bill
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RepublicanPublicSchoolMom
(Rockwall County) March 11, 2011, 4:04 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
Hmm....maybe because the children of Texas don't have D's and R's stamped on their foreheads. Quality education isn't a partisan issue. As far as it giving knowledge about the candidate....it's the voters responsibility to know the candidates. It's there if you look for it.
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(Travis County) February 25, 2011, 10:47 am report abuse
Introduced and referred to committee on House Elections (2/18/11)
ChollyMac
(Travis County) February 11, 2011, 8:34 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
@patriotgirl88 - No. When it comes to SBOE, hardly anyone knows much about the candidates. It is such a low profile races, that almost all people you come across don't know they have a representative in the SBOE, let alone the name of the said representative. The electorate gains an understanding of a candidate from the candidate's party affiliation.
Jars583
(Travis County) February 11, 2011, 9:14 am Thumbs Down report abuse
I agree with PVenable -- let the electorate decide, and give them as much info as possible on the candidates. Party races help do just that.
patriotgirl88
(Denton County) February 11, 2011, 9:08 am Thumbs Up report abuse
Why can't we make SBOE elections more like city council elections? Shouldn't it be the issue and not the party?
( County) February 11, 2011, 7:50 am Thumbs Down report abuse
If you can't win elections, just try to do away with them. Yeah!!!!!!
PVenable
(Williamson County) February 11, 2011, 7:44 am Thumbs Down report abuse
Why would voters be denied the opportunity to elect State Board of Education members by party? Education is an important issue and voters deserve as much information as they can get about the candidates. I believe in the electorate - even when I don't agree with them!
 
 
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