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Carlsbad High Students Encourage Candidate to Run for School Board

CHS senior Priscilla Ibrahim are her friends asked Ray Pearson to run for Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees and are helping with his campaign.

Priscilla Ibrahim and four of her friends created a group on their own called “the student union” to fight for education reform. “Last year we became familiar with all the waste and mismanagement the school board had been doing with money, making class sizes larger and cutting extracurriculars," said Ibrahim during her lunch break from school.

Ibrahim who is a senior at Carlsbad High School said she has noticed significant increases in class sizes.

“In my AP psychology class there are not enough desks. There are 40-something students in statistics class, and same in AP English. If that’s how it is with the AP classes, I can’t imagine how it is for the regular classes,” she stated.

Ibrahim and her friends knew Ray Pearson through Speech and Debate where he often helped as a volunteers and getting judges for their competitions.

“We knew he’d be an advocate for the students on the school board, that’s why we encouraged him to run,” explained Ibrahim.

Pearson said they did help encourage and inspire him to run for CUSD Board of Trustees.

In return, Ibrahim said they plan to help Pearson with his campaign by handing out fliers and going door to door in Carlsbad, which is good practice since Ibrahim herself wants to eventually go into politics.

Belinda Rachman, Esq. September 15, 2012 at 05:56 PM
What a FANTASTIC way for kids to become involved, active and informed citizens!!! Also THEY are the consumers of education and they should have a say in how that goes for them. Good luck kids!
Grandpa John September 15, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Please publish more of these local stories! (Yes, the pictures of dogs and cats are pleasant, but it's only the "won't-find-this-anywhere-else" articles about Carlsbad people and Carlsbad events that help make Carlsbad Patch "must click"!)

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