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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
 Smart Voter Shanthi Gonzales

Candidate for
School Director; Oakland Unified School District; Trustee Area 6

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Appointed Oakland Library Advisory Commissioner
  • Membership and Program Coordinator, Women Donors Network
  • Appointed Commissioner, Alameda County Human Relations Commission
  • Vice President of the Board of La Raza Centro Legal
  • Founding Member, Friends of the Martin Luther King Jr Branch Library
  • Organizer, East Bay Spanish Language Meetup
  • Member, Block by Block Organizing Network
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Invest in Oakland Teachers, both paying teachers fairly, but also investing in training and professional development.
  • Organize Parents. To me this means working with families much earlier, and helping parents to hold the district accountable for improving schools.
  • Shift Resources so that we invest in the people who work with students rather than central administration.
Questions on Issues

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Key Endorsements
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Alameda Central Labor Council
  • Oakland Education Association
Position Papers
Why I'm Running
Good schools are about so much more than covering the curriculum, managing classrooms and preparing students for life after high school. Good schools help students to feel accepted, safe and loved.
Education as Freedom
I am running for Oakland School Board because I believe strongly in the key role of public institutions in helping people to get the skills and tools they need to be successful.
Why Oakland Needs Strong Public Services
I view the role of the library in Oakland's civic life in much the same way I view schools - they are places for Oaklanders to build their human capital, the foundation that will support the fulfillment of their dreams, whatever those dreams may be.
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