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State of California June 8, 2010 Election
 Smart Voter Karen Blake

Candidate for
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Geologist
  • Thirteen years industry experience.
  • Designed & taught industry courses/CSUB.
  • Adjunct faculty/environmental geology/Unity, Maine.
  • Substitute teacher in Aldine ISD, Texas.
  • Adult literacy volunteer in Houston, Texas.
  • Education Initiative Chair for Pacific Section AAPG.
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Revisit State Standards & Curriculums, return to time tested teaching methods
  • Pay for Performance - developed by State with teachers input, not imposed by Race to the Top
  • More Charter Schools and California Partnership Academies - success comes from parental involvement & industry support
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Key Endorsements
  • Tanya Atwater, UC Santa Barbara, National Academy of Science member
  • Robert S. Gray, Ph.D., Chair/Prof. of Geology , Santa Barabara City College
  • Eddie Woodruff, former Mayor of Rio Vista
Position Papers
America's Greatest at Stake
The U.S. is facing a shortage of scientists and engineers. With a 70% decline in S&E enrollment in our colleges since the 1980's and an aging workforce, we need someone from industry to step in to help with our schools. We need an educated workforce to keep America going strong.
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