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Santa Barbara County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
 Smart Voter Lou Segal

Candidate for
Board Member; Santa Barbara Unified School District

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Successful Small Business Owner
  • Brandeis University Master's Degree
  • George Washington University Bachelor's Degree
  • 24-year resident of Santa Barbara
  • Sent child through Santa Barbara public schools
  • The only reform-minded candidate for school board
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Reform the tenure and seniority rules and institute a merit pay system to ensure the best teachers are hired and rewarded
  • Develop a comprehensive teacher and administrator evaluation/accountability system
  • Dramatically improve student academic outcomes, so that all children are proficient in reading, writing and math
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Key Endorsements
  • I am not soliciting endorsements or money
  • I don't want to be constrained by teacher unions or other special interests
  • My entire focus will be to improve academic outcomes for all students
Position Papers
Why I Am Running For Santa Barbara School Board
I am the reform candidate who is committed to overhauling the antiquated tenure and seniority rules and to hiring, training, evaluating and retaining the very best teachers for all students. I am also committed to upgrading curriculum to ensure all students are proficient in the core academic subjects, such as English, math and reading.
Release Teachers Union Questionnaire and Answers
All candidates for the SB School Board should release their answers to the union questionnaire relating to tenure, seniority, merit pay, teacher evaluations (based partially on test scores), charter schools and vouchers. Since the school board will be collectively bargaining with the teachers union, it is important the voters know our positions and what we may have promised the union.
The Crisis in our Public Schools
This is an article I wrote which appeared as a guest commentary in the Santa Barbara News-Press.
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