March 2013
1 post
Endorsements
MTI - Madison Teachers Incorporated AFSCME - American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Capital Times Wisconsin State Journal Fair Wisconsin Paul Soglin - Mayor Paul Rusk - Board of Supervisors Percy Brown Senior Dennis McClain Charles Brown David Hart Juan Lopez
Mar 21st
January 2013
5 posts
Financial Donations
If you would like to donate to my campaign, here is my information: Jameshowardforschoolboard or James Howard, 1213 N Sherman Ave, P.O. Box #111, Madison, WI 53704.
Jan 20th
All the Kids all the Time
I am running for School Board because I care about the success of our children. I want our schools to be even better. I strongly believe that in order for our community to be successful we need to support “All the Kids all the Time.” At the same time, I understand the importance of maintaining fiscal responsibility to taxpayers. As an economist with over 35 years of experience I know it is...
Jan 5th
Jan 5th
James Howard's Public Service Record
Current President of the Madison Metropolitan School District Member of Town of Madison Economic Development Committee Past President of the South Madison Economic Development Committee MMSD Strategic Planning Committee Member East Attendance Area Demographics and Long Range Facility Needs Task Force Member, 2005 Community and Schools Together (CAST) school referendum support group,...
Jan 4th
Q&A With James Howard
Q: How can the MMSD address the achievement gap?
JH: The best way for the district to address this is by increased involvement in schools by minority parents. Research shows that when parents are involved in their child’s education, educational achievement increases substantially. Secondly, more minority role models in schools such as teachers would help.
Q: What can the board do to address the MMSD's financial woes?
JH: The board has already endorsed the state finance reform approaches of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES). The board is limited in its ability to address these issues because of the board’s mandate. Supporting and endorsing others ideas is a sound approach for the BOE.
Q: What can you continue to bring to the MMSD School Board?
JH: My knowledge in the area of Macroeconomics would be an asset to the board especially during these tough economic times. My communication and people skills will allow me to work with the board, administration, and community in a highly efficient manner. My ability to work well with groups will allow for a smooth transition to the board. My unique perspective would be of asset to the board, something no other candidate has.
Jan 4th