Municipal elections 2011: Vancouver school board candidates' statements

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      The Georgia Straight is inviting candidates for the Vancouver school board to each write an opinion piece for publication on our website. The commentaries will be added to this page, sorted alphabetically by party and candidate's name, as they are posted.

      If you are a candidate, please contact web editor Stephen Hui by email or on Twitter for details.

      Coalition of Progressive Electors

      Al Blakey: We'll keep fighting the growing inequities in our schools

      Jane Bouey: Count on COPE school trustees to defend public education in Vancouver

      Gwen Giesbrecht: Entrenched fees and fundraising threaten universal promise of schools

      Allan Wong: State of Vancouver schools warrants our collective attention

      Green Party of Vancouver

      Louise Boutin: Vancouver school board needs trustees who will bring about change


      Lily Harvey: I pledge to inspire, encourage, empower, and enable on Vancouver school board

      Misha Lauenstein: Vancouver school board needs alternative voices

      Non-Partisan Association

      Fraser Ballantyne: Standing for fiscal responsibility and equal opportunity in Vancouver schools

      Stacy Robertson: Just an ordinary average guy running for school board

      Sandy Sharma: Vancouver school board requires new trustees with common sense

      Sophia Woo: Parents deserve to be assured children are safe at school

      Vision Vancouver

      Patti Bacchus: We need to keep Vancouver’s neighbourhood schools strong

      Mike Lombardi: Time to focus on social media literacy in our schools

      Rob Wynen: Vancouver’s schools must address student health issues



      james green

      Oct 13, 2011 at 11:45pm

      I have been a school trustee and know that huffing and buffing about what needs to be done at election time is a great exercise with little value once elected.
      Tell us all of the school board candidates, how you plan to implement your policies, how much they will cost, how will they be paid for, how many person hours will it cost to implement, what is the milestone schedule for completion of tasks related to your policies and how will what you propose help children in classrooms, and why is what you propose reasonable as part of the school system?
      Without this all of you are blowing smoke.