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State of California June 2, 1998 Primary
Barbara Carpenter

Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Educational Career Consultant
  • Elected to San Diego County Board of Education in 1991 for 4-year term
  • Past President of San Diego County Board of Education (1996)
  • Core Adjunct Faculty, National University's School of Education
  • Founder/CEO Career Development Services
  • Ph.D. and M.A. in Education
  • Mother of four grown children, grandmother to three. Married to Dr. Harke Kylstra, a retired general surgeon from Holland. Residence is in LaJolla, Ca.
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Focus on curriculum at elementary level to strengthen academic standards
  • Provide leadership to higher education in training teachers in core academic subjects
  • Downsize State Department of Education (10% annually) giving local districts more autonomy
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