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Election Questionnaire

9/10/13

Date questionnaire completed: _______________

Bd member Richmond Hts. School Board

Office sought: _____________________________

Independent
Political party: _____________________________
Carl
Vinci
Name: _____________________________________________________________________________
65
Cleveland, Ohio
Age: __________
Date of birth: ___________________
Place of birth: _______________________
210
Richmond
Road,
Richmond
Heights,
Ohio
44143
Home address: ______________________________________________________________________
13 years
Length of residence in that community: _______________
Twitter: ______________________
Facebook: ____________________
Campaign Web site: ___________________________________
ITT-Technical Institute
Technologies Instructor/ Math Teacher
Occupation: _________________________________________
Employer: _____________________
Business address: ____________________________________
None
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Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.): ______________________________________________
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Education (Please only list schools you’ve graduated from and list degrees if applicable):
Case Western Reserve - BA, Cleveland State University - MS
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Kent
State University - Teacher Certification, Lakeland Community College - Teacher Cert.
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Cuyahoga Community College - Several courses in electronics
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Emilia
Separated
Marital status: ______________________
Name of spouse: _________________________________
John - 36, Frank - 35, Daniel - 30, Paul - 27
Name and age of any children: __________________________________________________________
David
-25,
Catherine
23,
Thomas 21, Christopher - 17
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Organizations: _______________________________________________________________________
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Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’d like to change, address, improve or further research,
and how specifically would you go about it?:
1) People are not happy with the performance of our children in the schools.
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Yet we only have "band boosters", and we have booster organizations
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for sports. I would like to see "academic boosters" who would be
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parents who would be truly interested in the academic excellence of
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their
children and the schools' academic reputation.
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2) I would like to see academic awards just like we give for spots and band.
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3) I would like to see scholarships given to students for their academic
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excellence. Funds for these scholarships can be donated by businesses
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and other funds can be worked for just as the the parental booster
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organizations fund their interests.
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There is something wrong with our society when half the boys in our schools intend
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to become basketball players and "live the good life." There is something wrong when
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our
girls expect to become movie stars and singers. It is the job of the parents,
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teachers and administration to change this world view and give our children a dose
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of reality.
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Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
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We have been doing things the same way for years and nothing seems
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to work. We did better when the federal government kept their nose out
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of the local schools. "No child left behind" sounds good but what has it
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really done for (or to) our schools. We are doing worse now than when we
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didn't
have a department of education!
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Perhaps it is time to rethink what we are doing and actually do something
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different. There is a book called "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America"
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by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. It takes a look at how our education has
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changed over the years and how certain practices actually hold our
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students back from being truly creative. Perhaps we should look in this
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book to see if we can bring back things that worked!
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NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Please be aware that this questionnaire will be published.

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