2022 election: L.A. Community College Board voter guide

Surname: Markus Dutton

Age: 58

Profession: Producer, Author, Teacher, Musician

Experience: I make every effort to do what I promise, to communicate openly with the public and to put education above special interests

Mark Dutton, nominee for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

Mark Dutton, nominee for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

(Courtesy of Mark Dutton)

Priorities: academic success; living wage for teachers; Transparency, clarity and overview of measures/suggestions

binding measure: No to Measure LA until the public is assured scrutiny of their tax spending, transparency on what they are building and why it is necessary, at a time when we should be focused on declining enrollment and low graduation success rates

Matriculation losses: End toxic politics on campus, focus on education through accredited courses, provide all teachers/instructors with a living wage

Basic needs: Help make it easier for students to graduate with an education that will enable them to pursue a career that pays a living wage; providing options for affordable temporary housing; When making policy and spending money, follow data and credible research, not special interests

Online Lessons: The option should remain available, but nothing beats learning together and exchanging ideas on a high-energy campus.

Website: Facebook page, Marc Dutton for LACCD

Surname: Kelsey Iino

Age: 42

Profession: Community College faculty member, Counselor at El Camino College

Experience: California Community College graduate; worked as a consultant in various areas for over 15 years; President of my faculty union, AFT 1388, and served as a delegate to the LA Federation of Labor for over six years; Appointed to the LACCD Board of Directors in April 2022

Kelsey Iino, nominee for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

Kelsey Iino, nominee for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

(Amy Williams)

Priorities: meeting the basic needs of students (food, accommodation, transportation, school technology and supplies, and tuition); Dealing with the current financing formula, preparing for the fiscal cliff; Make sure we know why students are successful and provide targeted services and resources to help them be more successful

binding measure: I support the binding. Our current funding mechanism doesn’t leave much room for campus improvement. We need to make sure our students have access to resources and spaces.

Matriculation losses: Facilitate the enrollment process from application to the first day of classes for all students; going out into the communities to raise awareness of our free tuition and affordability of LACCD; Ask stakeholders about their experiences of what we are doing well and where we need to improve

Basic needs: pantry and food distribution programs; emergency housing fund; Transportation Vouchers/Passes

Online Lessons: Virtual and in-person options should be based on student needs. We need to ensure students have proper access to electronic devices

Website:

Surname: Nancy Perlman

Age: 74

Profession: Anthropology teacher, television and radio documentary with weekly shows, human rights activist, ethnic dance performer, college educator, nonprofit director, sustainability and ecotourism consultant

Experience: Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Emeritus, four terms, sixteen years. He was also elected to one term on the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee. Member of over 100 boards and advisory boards for the environment, women’s rights, humanitarian, arts/dance and other non-profit organizations.

Nancy Pearlman, nominee for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

Nancy Pearlman, nominee for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

(Courtesy of Nancy Pearlman)

Priorities: increasing sustainability efforts; equal rights for the more than 70% of the part-time lecturers; Build programs for increased student success, staff development, and increased enrollment

binding measure: Until there is a board of people like me who don’t have any particular interests, I can’t support the current bond move. The LACCD hasn’t revealed why they need more money or where it’s being spent.

Matriculation losses: Better publicizing the excellent offers. Contacting local high schools to promote the benefits of attending their community college.

Basic needs: More services need to be provided in all areas of student needs. For example, do you have parking lots open at night for homeless students to park, shower in facilities, etc.; more health center services; more advice; more panels; free textbooks

Online Lessons: I encourage classroom teaching. Some of the online classes make sense, but most courses should take place in the classroom.

Website: www.nancypearlman.net

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-31/2022-california-election-voter-guide-community-college-district-board-trustees-candidates 2022 election: L.A. Community College Board voter guide

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