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.