Elect Education Champions

Stand for Children Louisiana is committed to utilizing a robust and transparent member endorsement process in order to support those candidates who best stand for the values that Stand parents ascribe to.

Stand parents in New Orleans and Baton Rouge volunteered to participate in the endorsement committees for candidates in their districts and Stand educator members led the endorsement process for candidates in other districts throughout the state. Stand for Children Louisiana’s Parent and Educator Endorsement Committees included more than a dozen parents and educators from across the state.

Stand's endorsement committees reviewed the voting records and candidate questionnaire answers and made the endorsement decisions based on the candidates committee members felt would stand boldly for students. The Stand for Children Louisiana pledge of support was awarded based on the below criteria.

Candidate criteria:

  1. Issue Alignment: They show a commitment to raising achievement for all students, increasing family and community involvement, improving school funding, and ensuring our schools have effective principals and teachers. If an incumbent, they have a strong track record on improving education.
  2. Strong Personal Character: They have a vision and make clear commitments to improving education in Louisiana. They show leadership, strive for consensus, but are willing to support potentially unpopular policy changes if necessary to get results for children.
  3. Visibility: They have a clear and viable strategy for winning their race.


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