Chu Porter campaigns for Malden Ward 3 School Committee
Five Working Goals for Improving Malden Public Schools
1. Love your community. Emphasize youth civic education in school. Encourage learning about our national and local governments, departments and their functions. Learn our obligations toward US citizenship. Exercise open and civilized discussions on age-appropriate hot-button local and national issues.
2. Work toward a common goal. Promote and engage in congenial relationships between students, teachers and staffs, as well as administrators, union representatives, parent associations and government regulatory authorities.
3. Aim for excellence. Support and utilize successful teaching methods. Work with all school administrative councils to make important recommendations to influence education excellence. Require yearly reports from teachers with projected academic goals. Report will gear toward individual students or a group of students. Allow interactive learning. Participate in listening to the needs of students and parents.
4. Raise school spirit. Promote positive school experiences. Seriously deal with school tardiness, absenteeism and dropout issues. Require schools to identify problems and make quarterly reports and action plans to meet individual recommendations. Encourage tackling underlying medical and social issues, such as special needs, cultural differences, homelessness and school bullying that may affect school life of children.
5. Be technology oriented. Work on continuing upgrades of 21-century school technologies. “One student, one computer,” is essential for acquiring success in public education. Accessibility is vital to student success in planning for higher education and later on in her/his career. Form private partnerships with communities to contribute to public education.
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