We’re down to the home stretch in the special election on May 1 to select the next DC Board of Education member to represent Wards 3 and 4.
Martin Levine has the experience, the vision and the temperament to have an immediate impact on the Board in this time of changing governance – working with other city and school leaders to ensure a smooth transition, and actively shaping the Board’s new role to serve the interests of our children..
A native Washingtonian and a graduate of Ward 4 and 3 public schools, Martin Levine will bring to the job his life-long experiences in Washington DC; his background in education, public policy and management; and a tireless commitment to the task of achieving lasting change in our city’s schools.
“The time for excuses is long past. We must demand a different level of educational results. We need to come together as a city around a governance structure for our schools that can best serve DC’s children – then direct our efforts toward giving every student in the District the opportunity to excel.” …Martin Levine
Committed to Excellence in DC Schools
Levine for DC Schools 3138 Patterson St. NW Washington, DC 20015 202-364-2813
Martin asks for your support – and your vote – on May 1.
ENDORSEMENTS AND PRAISE FOR MARTIN LEVINE
Major publications, education organizations and respected city leaders have endorsed Martin Levine. Join them by adding your endorsement on May 1 !
Martin has been endorsed by:
- The Northwest Current - EdAction DC - The Ward 4 Education Council - Alice Rivlin
The Northwest Current said of Martin:
“[T]he best choice is Martin Levine… Key to our support is his clear understanding of the need for board members to adapt to the new structure. He wants to be an advocate for students and parents… Mr. Levine also stresses his desire to serve as a consensus-builder.. We strongly recommend him to the voters.”
EdAction DC said:
“We feel that Martin’s background in education policy, as well as his experience developing private sector-community partnerships makes him an ideal candidate to represent District 2 (Wards 3 and 4) at this time.” They went on to conclude that Martin offers “the best mix of professional experience, leadership capacity, and commitment necessary to represent District 2 residents and students.”
The Ward 4 Education Council said:
"Martin Levine brings experience and commitment to the task of improving the District of Columbia's public schools. As a graduate of Ward 4 and 3 public schools he knows our communities well, and he is prepared to work full-time to improve educational outcomes for all students. I strongly recommend Martin to parents and other citizens. He will be a highly effective member of the Board of Education in bringing about much-needed change." Alice Rivlin, a Ward 3 resident and former director of the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget, as well as former Chair of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, said:
“I enthusiastically endorse Martin Levine for election to the DC Board of Education. I have known Martin since we worked together at the Congressional Budget Office 30 years ago. He combines intelligence and sound judgment with integrity and a life-long commitment to Washington and its schools. Martin’s combination of teaching, public policy expertise, and management experience will make him a strong force on the Board of Education. He will work with others to make change happen.”
The Washington Post has praised Martin Levine when he first ran for this seat in 2000 and again this year.
In 2000 The Washington Post said:
“Mr. Levine’s more analytical approach to educational problems serves him well, too. His solid foundation of knowledge would make him a valuable addition to a board that needs a top-flight prober.”
In 2007 They said:
“We… admire his smarts and commitment.”
On the following pages, learn more about Martin Levine’s background – and his vision for the Board of Education and for Washington’s schools. Find out where to meet Martin Levine in your community and how you can help bring Martin’s leadership and energy to the task of improving educational outcomes for all our city’s children.
You can contact Martin Levine or share your views at:
Levine for DC Schools 3138 Patterson Street NW Washington DC 20015