Hear from the candidates at the Black Voices Candidate Forum on Saturday, April 13, 2:00pm at Maranatha Church (4222 NE 12th Ave.).
Voting ends on April 15. Please note that if you vote to endorse both candidates, you are advocating for BerniePDX to make a dual endorsement in this race.
I’m a single mom of two kids; I volunteered in PPS classroom before I had kids, reading to primary kids, teaching a Junior Achievement curriculum to 5th and 8th graders. Once I had kids I volunteered to teach formerly incarcerated youth algebra to help them pass the electrician’s apprenticeship test, and volunteered in my kids’ classrooms. Two weeks ago I was asked to present a housing focused curse; I presented at Madison HS, three classes to 85 kids on Housing: Race and Place about the history of racial residential policy, and how it plays out today."
View Michelle's full questionnaire at: www.tiny.cc/michelleQsVisit her website: www.depassforpps.com
As an educator, an advocate, and a progressive community organizer who proudly calls Portland home--I care deeply about our students, families, and education professionals. I’m a 26 year old high school dropout, and my journey brought me to become the educator I wish I had in high school. This puts me in a position to better understand how students are impacted by policy change in PPS.
We are long overdue for schools that guarantee any student a promising educational experience, regardless of who they are, or where they come from. That’s why I am running for Portland Public School Board, Position 2. I am running to lead our district towards a future where equitable student success is a given and not a perennial goal."
View Shanice's full questionnaire at: www.tiny.cc/shaniceQs Visit her website: http://tinyurl.com/shanice4pps