Wednesday, October 18, 2006

[Davis County Watch: Election] Vote R. Christopher Barden

I met Dr. Barden's wife the other day and was impressed enough, that I've decided to endorse Dr. Barden for the State Board of Education.

His credentials are impeccable. He's often introduced, when he speaks as the "only licensed psychologist and licensed attorney in America to receive two national research awards in psychology and a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School." He took it upon himself to single-handedly debunk the junk science of 'repressed memories'. As a psychologist, and an attorney, he was able to successfully present cases across the country, simultaneously.

Now, he wants to serve on the State Board of Education without monetary compensation (that means without pay). I support him for the following reasons.

  • Pay for Performance: He wants teachers pay to be merit based. I, Tyler, work in the private sector, and my pay is, in part, dependant upon my performance. Teachers will excel where they are given the proper motivation to succeed.
  • Reward Successful Schools: He will apply performance based rewards across the spectrum. (to faculty, administrators, schools, districts).
  • Transparency: He will apply the principle of transparency to tax-dollars spent for education.
  • Recruitment: He is suggesting a scholarship program that will incentivize the best university students to teach in Public Schools.

Dr. R. Chris Barden

Posted by Tyler Farrer to Davis County Watch: Election at 10/18/2006 09:31:00 AM