2015 Columbus School Board Elections
February 5, 2015 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1062329
Dr. Tina D. Pierce Files Petitions for Columbus City Schools Board of Education
Columbus—Today, Dr. Tina D. Pierce officially filed her petitions for candidacy as a Columbus City Schools Board of Education member. Nine hundred signatures were submitted in support of Dr. Pierce.
Upon filing her petitions, Dr. Pierce noted, “I am so thankful for the tremendous support of my family and community through this process. Many parents and people in the city have lost trust in the school system and I feel a personal obligation to our children and every tax payer to provide effective leadership on the Board of Education. It has been wonderful meeting so many parents, school volunteers, and community leaders during this process, and I look forward to working with them through this process.”
Tina is a lifelong resident of Columbus and a Beechcroft graduate. She earned four degrees from The Ohio State University, with the most recent being her Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science with a focus on educational policy in Columbus City Schools. Tina currently serves on the site based councils at Clinton Elementary School and Dominion Middle School, which her children attend. Previously she has served as a board member for Kids Voting Central Ohio, Ohio Health Care Federal Credit Union, and Volunteer Administrators’ Network. Pierce is also a founding member of the United Way of Central Ohio Women’s Leadership Council.May 3, 2015 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #1074807
School Board Candidates Talk About the District’s Biggest Challenges
May 3, 2015 10:35 pm – Jesse Bethea
With the Tuesday’s primary election on the horizon, Columbus is choosing candidates for Mayor and for City Council, and in many respects the campaign for Columbus Board of Education has fallen by the wayside. In an effort to educate voters on the school board candidates appearing, Columbus Underground contacted each candidate and requested answers to a single question:
READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/school-board-candidates-talk-about-the-districts-biggest-challenges-jb1May 4, 2015 5:29 am at 5:29 am #1074810
Miriam Bowers AbbottParticipant
Nice article! Kent sounds really promising (by my standards), I have a soft spot for whistle-blowers.May 5, 2015 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #1075119
With 58% reporting…
4,056 votesMay 5, 2015 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #1075126
5,875 votesMay 5, 2015 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #1075133May 6, 2015 9:02 am at 9:02 am #1075177May 6, 2015 9:03 am at 9:03 am #1075178May 6, 2015 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #1075247May 6, 2015 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #1075248
I want to thank the residents of Columbus who honored me with their votes as well as thank my family, my friends and supporters. I am deeply moved by your expression of confidence, and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. With your support along with true grit, tenacity, and determination, I secured the 5th spot with 8,763 votes to be one of the eight to move on to the general election in November. Many of you took the time to share with me your ideas, your concerns, and your aspirations, and I sincerely appreciate your willingness to discuss what really matters to you with regard to our children. Now let’s win one of those four open seats in November, so I can help affect change to ensure all of our children receive a quality education.May 6, 2015 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #1075249November 3, 2015 7:58 am at 7:58 am #1100120
I spoke with Tina in line at early voting over the weekend. She seems surprisingly intelligent and approachable for a school board candidate.November 3, 2015 8:27 am at 8:27 am #1100122
What is Tina Pierce’s platform? I found a facebook page and a web page with qualifications but I can’t see what her policy ideas are. The School Board is part of the problem here in Columbus (like most places…) would like to see some fresh blood.November 3, 2015 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm #1100192
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just read Wierdbella Shawna Gibbs tweet, thanks the soros and others for their help in the primary….imho the soros are a huge part of the districts problems, a sisterhood that promotes and protects unqualified and unaccountable sorority sisters….if you know folks in the district they can confirm the influence on administration not just in CCS, but in many urban districts.
finished shaking first at cloudsNovember 3, 2015 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #1100250
This is the abstract for Tina Pierce’s paper on the Columbus Public School System:
Community Engagement and Political Leadership: A Case Study of the Columbus City School District and its Board of Education
Ohio State University (OSU)
The enduring debate over who governs schools continues largely because of methodological and analytical limitations related to the lack of accessible and relevant district level data. Informed by the literature on school governance and David Easton’s (1965) systems analysis framework this paper explores the nature of community engagement in school governance in the Columbus City School District located in Columbus, Ohio. This paper uses qualitative and quantitative methods of investigation to create a unique district level data set that captures the behaviors of key actors and the conditions of political environments surrounding school governance. Trend table analyses of inputs; descriptive and content analyses of personal interviews; descriptive and content analyses of documents from the Columbus Board of Education and the Columbus City School District indicate that the Columbus Board of Education provides opportunities for the community to participate in school governance. However, community inputs and feedback do not transfer into school board decisions. There is a historical and contemporary pattern of trustee and symbolic representation on the part of the Columbus Board of Education. This pattern of representation emanates from (1) inconsistent substantive communication between the Columbus Board of Education and the community and (2) the board’s dependence on recommendations and information from superintendents.
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