Elect Education Champions
Electing Bold Leaders
Stand for Children Louisiana's mission is to ensure that all kids, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. In Louisiana, too many kids don't make it to graduation with the skills they need to be successful in life. That is why Stand members are committed to working to elect leaders who are deeply committed to improving educational opportunities for children and who make decisions in the best interests of the children they are elected to serve.
Stand for Children Louisiana is committed to utilizing a robust and transparent member endorsement process in order to support those candidates who best stand for the values and ideals espoused by Stand For Children.
All candidates running for critical school board seats were sent comprehensive questionnaires and given adequate time to respond and complete.
Upon receiving the completed questionnaires, Stand's Endorsement Committee reviewed each candidate’s responses, bios and relevant voting records, if available. Those candidates who returned completed questionnaires were invited to participate in an in-person interview with Endorsement Committee Members. Endorsement Committee members were able to make their decisions based on each candidate’s interview, questionnaire responses and relevant experience or voting record. Final endorsement decisions for each candidate were based on the below criteria.
- Issue Alignment: They show a commitment to raising achievement for all students, increasing family and community involvement, improving school funding, and ensuring our schools have effective principals and teachers. If the candidate is an incumbent, they have a strong track record on improving education.
- Strong Personal Character: They have a vision and make clear commitments to improving education or have a proven record of bold, innovative leadership on student-centered policies. They show bold leadership, strive for consensus, but are willing to support potentially unpopular policy changes if necessary to get results for children.
- Viability: They have a clear and viable strategy for winning their race.