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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
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Promoting Academic Acheivement at All Times

By Randy Walton

Candidate for Board Member; San Marcos Unified School District

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Remarkable academic strides are currently being made in SMUSD, with dramatic gains in the API scores at most schools. I believe those gains are a result of a culture of excellence that has developed in the district in recent years, which I would continue to promote.

As I continue to visit schools in my campaign, I am convinced that the recipe for academic success requires the following:

  • Strong on-campus leadership. This means strong principals who have the time and the desire to focus on instruction and academic development, and who have the respect of the teaching staff. A good relationship between the principal and teaching staff is invaluable.

  • Teacher development. Our teachers should receive continuing education on the latest developments in teaching, and in the subject matters they teach.

  • Improved technology. Some of our schools are well-equipped with the latest technology, but all of our schools deserve it.

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