Parents and PGCPS: Conversations for the Engaged Parent and Dedicated Educator presents Q&A with Lynn Jackson
Candidate for Maryland Delegate District 27A
Shares His Views on Education in Prince George's County
Welcome to Parents and PGCPS: Conversations for the Engaged Parent and Dedicated Educator. I am your host Dr. Michael Robinson. Over the past several weeks, I have embarked on a journey across our beautifully diverse communities to talk with parents/families, educators, community and civic leaders regarding their views and perspectives about the future of education in Prince George’s County.
Dr. Mike Robinson: As you know our school board has had challenges which many suggest prevents the Board from effectively leading one of the largest school districts in America. Please share your thoughts on the way the Prince George’s County School Board is operating currently?
Lynn Jackson: The infighting between the members of the P.G. County Board of Education (BOE) combined with the lack of progress with the schools in my district have led to me losing confidence in our school board. As elected officials, the BOE needs to have more authority to make significant changes to our public schools that should focus on achieving real results, such as improving SAT and ACT scores, higher English and math proficiency rates, and ways to motivate our students to be at their best.