Recent Media Coverage
Austin Chronicle: "Election Notes: It’s a Family Affair ... Again"
By Sarah Marloff, Chase Hoffberger, and Austin Sanders,
August 9, 2018
A second candidate has filed for District 9 of the AISD Board of Trustees, setting up the first officially contested race on the school board. (The rest will fill up in time.) Carmen Tilton has worked as a policy analyst in the Texas Legislature, spending six years working on education policy for various Democratic lawmakers. She said her knowledge of how state leaders work with education advocates could help solve a problem that has long vexed the school board: successfully changing the state's school recapture finance system. "I could help the board develop a plan to go into the next legislative session with as much force and power behind us as possible," Tilton said. She said it was a "lack of support" for families with young children in the district that motivated her to run, and that the district places too much emphasis on supporting high school students through "college and career readiness" – resulting in a curriculum with a focus on "rote memorization" and academic development at the expense of social development. "If we don't give lower grades the time, space, and resources to explore social skills," she said, "We're going to end up with high schoolers that are good at taking tests, but bad at interpersonal conflict." Tilton will face fellow newcomer Arati Singh, who filed last week."
La Voz: “People in the News”
By Alfredo Santos