People running for Eugene’s 4J School Board began formally filing for their candidacy this week. Among them is Jerry Rosiek, who’s seeking position number 3.
Rosiek is a University of Oregon education professor, a former high school math and science teacher, and founder of Eugene Parents Concerned about Standardized Testing.
Rosiek says he’s concerned for Eugene’s schools based on what he’s seeing in Washington…namely President Trump’s controversial pick for education secretary.
“Betsy DeVos is a harbinger I think, of a coming assault on public education," he tells KLCC. "And I think we need people in positions of educational leadership, and on the Eugene 4J school board, who are ready to push back against federal and state overreach into local control of schools. And that’s what I intend to do if I’m elected.”
Rosiek adds he’d push for more teacher training, increased enrichment activities for students, and revisit the role of standardized testing.
Rosiek is a Stanford graduate with a ten-year old daughter in the 4J system.