Reported by Mike Hobson
January 17, 2024
Candidate for State Board of Education Ann Eubank visited the Bibb County GOP Meeting in December 2023 and spoke about her candidacy for the State Board. The following is a summary of the interview with her conducted by the Centreville Press.
As the Chair of the Alabama Legislative Watchdogs I spent hundreds of hours in Montgomery monitoring the Legislature. I learned that the federal government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), education lobbyists and unions own education in Alabama. Watchdogs are a group of citizens from all parts of the state who read the bills on the issues most important to parents and students, then give an in-depth analysis of what it means and how it impacts citizens.
As a conservative activist I have done many things during my lifetime, but no issue has been more important to me than excellence in education. I retired to become an unpaid full-time citizen advocate after seeing what my grandson was being taught in school. I have dedicated the last 15 years to researching, learning the plans of those who would destroy our country through our children’s education and working to find solutions to the dismal state of our Alabama Public School System.
Running for office is the last thing I ever thought I would do. But it was very important to me that someone be elected who would work to change Alabama K-12 education. Someone who understood the root of the problem and would remove the Federal government and the Leftist agenda from our schools. So, I had to do what I had been telling others to do. Run for Alabama State School Board.
Parents and students deserve State School Board members who understand the facts and will listen to their concerns about the serious problems we face in Alabama’s schools. A voice for the parents. We need a new perspective on the Board. Six of the eight school board members have either been a teacher, principal, or superintendent. We need more balance. I am the only one running for this position that has not been part of the education establishment.
As a member of Moms for Liberty, “we understand the importance of having liberty-minded school boards throughout the country that are focused on defending parental rights and improving education. We hope to activate these types of people to public service. Every child across America deserves access to a quality education. The decisions made by school board members play a crucial role in shaping the quality of that education.”
Public education is funded by tax dollars, but I believe that families should make education decisions. Every parent has a God given right to raise their children as they deem appropriate. I support those parents who choose homeschooling, private schools, charter schools, or micro-schools for their children, although it is estimated that only 50,000 to 60,000 students will be eligible for those programs. Nevertheless, we cannot, and I will not, ignore the 726,000+ public school students who will be left behind in a failing system.
Reclaiming state and local control of education is one of my primary goals. I have spent fifteen years researching the truth of Common Core State Standards, aka Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, aka Federal Standards, how they originated, who paid for them, and who is getting rich by implementing them in our schools. States should be able to opt out of federal education programs.
The Alabama Legislature and the Alabama State School Board should recognize the damage accepting federal dollars has brought to our schools. The burden of onerous federal rules and leftist agendas by Non-Governmental Organizations far exceeds the federal government’s less than 10 percent financing share of K-12 education. This small percentage should not allow the federal government to dictate state and local education policy.
I believe in “Education not Indoctrination.”
Remember, Power Rests With the People!
Vote for Ann Eubank on March 5, 2024, for District 3 State School Board Representative. You can find her website at https://voteannforeducation.com/