Dean Loumos is the best candidate for Madison School Board Seat 3. This is a unique time for our schools. Budget cuts over the past 20 years continue to take their toll and affect services to our students. Teachers have to do more with less and must defend public education in the process. The proposed expansion of public school vouchers is evidence of further assault on our public education system. These issues make the outcome of our April 2nd Madison School Board election even more critical.
Dean has a long standing history of making changes within our Madison schools. His ten years of teaching experience included working with some of our most challenging populations. Three of these years were spent teaching at La Follette High’s “school within a school” alternative program. Dean’s seventeen years as the executive director of Housing Initiatives, Inc. show that Dean understands how to work within our community on important topics such as poverty, health, and homelessness. His experience in finding creative solutions and forming community partnerships will be an asset to our district.
Dean will be a strong advocate for improving our schools while keeping them public and accessible to all. While his opponent has stated that his response supporting publicly funded, private school vouchers on a January 2013 questionnaire was a mistake, Dean’s own stances and actions have stood the true test of time. Join me in voting for Dean Loumos on April 2nd.