Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Prince George’s County Board of Education District 6 in Maryland — Branndon Jackson and Ashley Kearney — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
The Prince George’s County Board of Education consists of 13 members. Nine members are elected by district to four-year terms, three members are appointed by the county executive and one member is appointed by the county council.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Equity in Education All students are created equal, but not all student’s circumstances are the same. Equity must be a driving factor in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). For PGCPS students to flourish, we must all engage as a community in promoting equity. We must remain sensitive to the needs of each student to help bridge the opportunity gap.”
“I am passionate about ensuring that students are provided safe, joyous, and empowering 21st century learning communities led by highly qualified educators who feel supported leading the charge. As a result, my platform consists of the following issues: school safety, school infrastructure, community schools, educator effectiveness and workforce development.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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