Reposted from Pinellasgreens.com – 2018 Candidates, posted on
Elijah Manley is running for one of the Broward County School Board’s at-large seats, District 8.
He is a community organizer, activist, and a writer. Elijah is currently studying political science at Broward College and will pursue a career in constitutional law. When not engaged in politics, he spends his time writing, helping people, organizing action, and traveling. He has served with a wide array of organizations, including:
♦ Vice President/Board of Directors at the National Youth Rights Association.
♦ Publisher/CEO at Holt Press, a digital news service.
♦ Organizer at the Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward.
♦ Member of the Miami Climate Alliance.
♦ Member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).
♦ Contributor to The Westside Gazette
He has a powerful Educational platform that states:
“Our school district has a multi-billion dollar budget. There is no reason why any child should be sleeping out on the streets, or going to school hungry. … As someone who was a disadvantaged student with disabilities, I believe that more funding should be allocated towards protecting students with disabilities …
“I believe that we should not allow any student to be arrested from our campuses for non-violent offenses. We must reform our discipline matrix to ensure that recidivism rates go down. … I will fight to fully end the use of corporal punishment in Broward County Public Schools.
“We have a very top-heavy district. It is beyond time that we return power to the classroom level . Micro-management of teachers is not the way to address our district’s issues. I believe that common core has kept our county behind in education, and so has standardized testing. We must opt out now. …
“Our district has forgotten about non-instructional/clerical staff. The district should be ashamed of how they’re treating and paying them. I propose a 42% salary increase for ALL clerical staff. We need an end to the authoritarian form of schooling, and the begining of a democratized system that value student voice and rights.
“Public Money for Public Schools ONLY. Public revenue should be going to public schools before charter and private schools.
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