November 2, 2017

CHCAE ENDORSES BARRETT, BROUN, TALIKOFF, AND WOLF FOR SCHOOL BOARD

By James Barrett

When it comes to selecting a majority of the next Chapel Hill Carrboro City School Board,
education professionals in the district are united: experience matters.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Association of Educators (chcae.net), which represents
administrators, teachers, and staff members employed in the district, and is affiliated with the
North Carolina Association of Educators and the National Association of Educators, has
decided to endorse James Barrett, Joal Broun, Kim Talikoff and Mary Ann Wolf because we
believe each candidate has the requisite amount of experience necessary to carry out
effectively the largely shared goals of those running for school board this term.
As incumbents, Chairman James Barrett and member Joal Broun have earned the opportunity
to continue serving the community because time again both have been strong advocates for
children, teachers, and public educators in this district. With the selection of Dr. Baldwin as the
new superintendent and the development of a new equity plan, to the passing of a teacher free
speech resolution and implementing local career status protection, Barrett and Broun have
taken courageous steps towards changing the culture of Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools in
the last four years. We believe it is right to support candidates who have done right by
teachers, staff and administrators. And we look forward to supporting Barrett and Broun in
their quests for greater budget transparency, affordable housing, higher educator salaries and
living wage for all CHCCS employees, as well as their efforts to transform school disciplinary
procedures, achieve greater access to preK, close the achievement gap, and foster a sense a
community where all are welcome in our schools.

If you’re interested in learning more about what the candidates had to say about the issues
educators in this district care about, please go to chcae.net and check out the video of the
public forum we hosted as well as review their answers to the questionnaire we gave them.

 

More information on this endorsement is available at http://www.chcae.net/elections.html


2 Responses to “CHCAE ENDORSES BARRETT, BROUN, TALIKOFF, AND WOLF FOR SCHOOL BOARD”

  1. Laura Says:
    November 2nd, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    You give a lot of examples for Barrett and Broun. Could you give some specific reasons you are supporting Talikoff and Wolff?

  2. James Barrett Says:
    November 2nd, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I cut that from their press release. Will add a link when they post themselves