Edra BogleReleased: August 17, 2008
BURLINGTON, VT DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive
political action community, has endorsed Edra Bogles campaign for
Texas State Board of Education District 14.
Edra Bogle is an educator and leader with a record of accomplishment
that makes her the best choice for the Board of Education and Democracy
for America is proud to endorse her campaign, said Jim Dean,
Chair of DFA. Edra Bogle knows that education is the silver bullet
and the great equalizer, but for too long children have been shortchanged
by a Board that puts politics before education.
Edra Bogle has a lifetime of training and experience in education. With
a B.A. from Iowa State Teacher's College (now U.N.I.), majors in Education
and Librarianship, an M.L.S. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in
Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California. Her
work experience ranges from staffing an elementary school library and
working at two small teachers' colleges to being Associate Librarian
for Public Services at U.S.C. From 1968 to 2002, Edra was on the English
faculty at the University of North Texas. She remains a member of U.N.T.'s
Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell Nominating and Mentoring Committee and of several
Democracy for America is a key endorsement in this race, bringing donations
from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door,
grassroots outreach. DFA has helped elect over 550 progressives to office
from Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts to Rep. Jerry McNerney
in Californias 11th Congressional District.
"I consider my endorsement by Democracy for America to be a
great compliment, coming as it does from a group that I highly respect
and of which I have been an active member since its beginning,
said Edra Bogle.
Edra Bogle will end the current Boards over-emphasis on memorization
and test-taking and work for an education system that values critical
thinking and empowers students to fulfill their potential, said
Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. Edra Bogle will bring
much needed change to the Texas Board of Education.