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LWV League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund
Hamilton County, OH November 5, 2013 Election
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Martha Good
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of Board of Education; Cincinnati City School District


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Questions & Answers

1. What are your qualifications for office? (50 word limit)

I have 30 years experience as a CPS educator and parent including service as Kilgour School PTA President and Board member and on parent committees at Walnut Hills High. I also taught at University of Cincinnati College of Education and College of Law, Miami University and St. Xavier High School.

2. What can be done to improve Cincinnati Public Schools' results at current funding levels? (100 word limit)

We need to ensure that every dollar spent maximizes student academic achievement. Current spending should be evaluated and funds should be re-purposed for maximum direct impact to make schools effective institutions for nurturing each child's unique skills and talents. We need the best possible teacher in every classroom. We should stop preparing for tests and focus on fostering real learning and competence. We also need to engage parents and the community in educating all children for the benefit of both the children and the community. Finally we must ensure that all students participate in sports, art, music and other activities.

3. What will you do to build consensus in the community in support of Cincinnati Public Schools? (100 word limit)

I will build consensus for CPS by working to engage all community groups to recognize how CPS benefits them directly and improves the overall quality of life in Cincinnati. Building on my experience as a mediator, I will engage stakeholders in making CPS the premier school district in southwest Ohio, attracting students from Catholic, charter and neighboring school districts because of the quality of CPS academic programs and results. I envision involving parents and community groups in CPS to foster community pride and civic engagement so that even those without children will become involved and participate in the education process.

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