Lynn Edmonds for Wake County School Board, District 5
The Network for Public Education Action is proud to endorse Lynn Edmonds for Wake County School Board, District 5 in North Carolina. Lynn believes that public schools are a public good and as such deserve our support and investment. Lynn knows that public schools are vital to a healthy democracy. Lynn told NPE Action that students, teachers and school staff need champions right now. They need leaders who will advocate for their needs: equitable resources, mental health supports and improving working conditions. She will be that champion. She will be that leader.
If elected, Lynn will work to secure the funds needed to attract and retain highly qualified teachers and support staff such as school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses and instructional assistants. Lynn is active in many organizations. She is the outreach director for Public Schools First NC. She also sits on a citizen advisory commission for the Wake County Library Commission. She is a member of the Wake League of Women Voters and the Democratic Women of Wake County. Finally she is a Member-At-Large for WCPSS District 5 Board Advisory Council. Lynn has been a public education advocate for more than twenty years, including her service in five PTAs. She has attended and provided public comment at school board meetings for twelve years.
Lynn’s positions on testing, charters, and vouchers are all in line with those of NPE Action.
Here’s what Lynn told us.
Testing: “We should use tests as a guide for where we need to improve, not as a punitive tool to shame or punish teachers and students. I believe we need less testing but I do not support eliminating testing. We need some method of measuring academic gains and losses with the goal of helping teachers and students, and focusing resources to support better outcomes.”
Charters: “I am greatly concerned how the original concept and intent of charter schools has been perverted into a for-profit, privatization tool. Too often they are unaccountable to taxpayers and highly segregated. Charters and “choice” are contributing to the false narrative of “failing” public schools and helping to further segregate our public schools. I have never advocated for any charter school.”
Vouchers: “I am vehemently opposed to private school vouchers. Public dollars should stay in public schools.”
NPE Action urges North Carolina public education supporters to get out the vote for Lynn Edmonds on November 8th.
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