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Steve Durham (R)
Running for: Board of Education District 5
Political Affiliation: Republican
Steve Durham (R)
Survey Questions (Click to Expand)
- 1.Expanding school choice initiatives to allow for the use of tax credits, vouchers, or educational savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy of their parents’/guardians’ choice.
- 2.Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs.
- 3.Parental notification prior to any teaching of sexual education or health education relating to human sexuality or gender identity.
- 4.Individual school autonomy to make budgeting decisions based on individual school district needs.
- 5.Allowing students to express their religious views in the classroom to the same extent that students may express their non-religious views.
- 6.Requiring schools to provide only healthy lunch foods.
- 7.Empowering local school districts to set the criteria for evaluation of their teachers and principals, as well as pay and benefit increases.
- 8.Allowing people to choose which bathroom, locker room or shower to use based on their perceived gender identity rather than on biological sex.
- Question 1: We can’t let the Democrats create a classist/socialist system. A good education should be available to all and parents should be the ones to decide.
- Question 2: Parents are the best decision-makers for their children. Parents are the experts on their children.
- Question 3: Sexual education should happen between parents and their children. Public school is not the appropriate venue for sex education.
- Question 4: Funding should not be a means of control for an agenda. The more local control of funding, the more responsive the school will be.
- Question 5: Freedom of speech is not limited to only those who speak in secular language.
- Question 6: Schools should work with parents to provide the options that parents approve for their children. This is not the role of government.
- Question 7: The more local the control, the better.
- Question 8: Someone can believe whatever they want, but government should not have to make special accommodations based on those beliefs, when certain physical facts are undeniable.