“We recommend Democrat Suzanne Smith … Smith’s approach to the job will be rooted in making Texas schools better and working with people from both sides of the aisle to make this happen.” – The Dallas Morning News
Whether you’re a third-generation Texan like me or one of our newest residents, you may be shocked to learn that Texas ranks 37th* in the nation in public education. I won’t accept this – for our children or our future workforce. That’s why I’m running for District 12’s seat on the State Board of Education.
For 20 years, I’ve been a champion for children. I’ve helped North Texas school districts, nonprofits and community groups understand issues facing public classrooms and share innovative ideas that can make our schools among the best in the country.
I have a detailed plan to help District 12 lead the conversation about improving education in Texas for our kids. Please add your voice by telling me your thoughts and ideas at Suzanne@Suzanne4tx.com. If you would like to know if you live in SBoE District 12, please click here.
*U.S. News and World Report, 2018 Ranking
Candidate, Texas SBoE | District 12
The Texas State Board of Education (SBoE)
The board is made up of 15 members each elected from single-member districts. Collectively, the 15 members of the SBoE set policies and standards for Texas public schools. Some of the most important responsibilities of the SBoE are to:
- Set curriculum standards
- Review and adopt textbooks and instructional materials
- Oversee the Texas Permanent School Fund
- Review the award of new charter schools, with authority to veto