My Fellow Lee County Citizens,
My name is Don Armstrong and I am seeking election for the Lee County School Board, District 6 seat. I am asking you for your support during my candidacy. Previously I had the privilege to represent District 4 here in Lee County. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a few things about myself.
Unlike so many others, I was born and raised in Lee County, Florida. I am the proud father of twins, both of whom attend school in Lee County. It is my job, as their parent, to see that they receive a quality education. I will fight for what parents, teachers and all Lee County residents deserve from our school system. I will fight to create a world-class school system.
I have listened to my opponents speak in favor of Common Core curriculum, High-Stakes testing, raising taxes, and opposition to having neighborhood schools. Time and time again Lee County citizens have expressed their views against these ideas and I know it is time again to step up and make their voices heard. During my previous term I fought hard for this district and I will not accept the backsliding that is happening.
For some, politics are about the left versus the right. For me, it is about what is wrong and what is right. I am not a politician. I am a parent. I have a vested interest that no other opponent for District 6 can claim. I am the only candidate running that has children currently attending and learning in Lee County schools. I see the curriculum on a daily basis. I experience first-hand the money wasted on Common Core and the related High-Stakes Testing. I see the kids coming home after long hours of testing, exhausted, frustrated, and missing out on the joy of learning. As a father, I am especially capable of speaking to the concerns of parents. My record reflects that I have been fighting against big corporate testing and big government curriculum. I have been fighting, as a father, for years.
I have the support of parents and teachers. I have the support of the community. My opponents have the support of big money. Everyone knows it takes money to run a campaign. Please support and donate to my Lee Country School Board District 6 campaign. It is time to restore local control of our schools, stop the increase in sales tax and put a voice of the people back on the board.
Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” It is time to arm our children and let them change the world for the better.
Don H. Armstrong
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