In any system, the governing body plays a pivotal role in its success or failure. The role of the school governing board is no different. Their decisions will impact the quality of schools, the community's safety, the town's or city's infrastructure, and more. With so many challenges facing the American education system today, how can the board of governors significantly impact students' education and future?
In this episode, Jim and Dan talk about the education system in America over a bottle of Wheat Penny Bourbon Whiskey. Also in the show is Steve Hayes. Steve is running for Casa Grande Union High School District #82 Governing Board, and he talks about why he is running for school governance and other concerns regarding the school's political and education system.
In This Episode
07:51 - Backstory of today's guest, Steve Hayes
11:51 - How some teachers instill their students with ideologies
23:12 - The reason Steve is running for school governance.
29:01 - A whistleblower's statement about Casa Grande Union High School
38:46 - How Casa Grande Union High School's ROTC program is doing
41:56 - Why are many schools are laying off teachers
54:43 - How do people want their representatives to represent them
57:58 - Statement by Steve Hayes for Casa Grande Union High School District #82
1:03:46 - What makes local politicians so important
1:05:39 - Listeners' feedback on previous episodes
53:18 - "We're talking about Casa Grande right now. But what this is about is Steve Hayes is not a politician. Steve Hayes is a parent who says, 'look, this is wrong, man. I'm going to take care of it. I'm going to go in here, and I'm going to fix this.' And that's what we need from people all over this country." - Jim Larkin
54:24 - "The establishment, if that's what you want to call it, the elites, I think that scares, whether it's here locally or elsewhere in the country, people just finally stepping up saying, enough is enough."- Steve Hayes
55:18 - "People want somebody who's going to light their fire. They want somebody who is on board with them, who understands them, who understands the problems they have with these school boards, and who is going to go and fight for them and not be a mouthpiece for the superintendent." - Jim Larkin
58:30 - "I've never run for office before. I've never really gotten involved with anything like this before. But it just got to the point where I couldn't sit around and be a spectator anymore. I couldn't sit on the sideline and watch or expect someone else to do it. Because then, all I found myself doing was a lot of complaining, but nothing was changing. And so, I decided, enough is enough." - Steve Hayes
1:04:12 - "Your local politicians have the biggest impact on your life. The pyramid that you see is upside down." - Jim Larkin
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