As a parent and social activist, Adrienne has “a heart for children and advocacy.” She is a proud graduate of K-12 public schools and a public university, and believes that public schools are the backbone of the community.
Her top priority is to fight for increased funding. She wants to add additional teacher assistants, counselors, social workers, and other staff support to work with students. She also wants increased funding to raise teacher pay. Because of the lack of a living wage in North Carolina, many are choosing not to enter into a career in education. Adrienne told us that “raising teacher pay is a vital first step; afterwards, focus needs to be given to recruiting and retaining quality teachers.”
Adrienne will also push to reinstate North Carolina’s 100-school charter cap. She said that too much funding is being taken away from public education to support the growing number of charter schools in the state. Adrienne also disagrees with efforts to privatize education.
In North Carolina school board elections are partisan. On May 8th Adrienne will face a democratic challenger in the primary election. Please help spread the word about Adrienne’s candidacy for the Guilford County Board of Education.
Pol. adv. by NPE Action