Edra Bogle

Released: 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

professional groups.

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.
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