Q&A with Alan Hayman, candidate for State Board of Education, District 1


Party: Libertarian

Residence: Englewood

Campaign website: https://lpcolorado.org/

What makes you the best choice for this office?

I am running to offer a choice to Colorado voters this year. Students in Colorado also deserve an education system that offers them choices. Amidst the growing COVID-19 crisis, flexibility in education options are of the utmost importance. I would listen to parents, teachers, school administrators and students, in order to empower school districts to pursue as many education options as their communities need.

If you’re elected, which one single issue will be at the top of your agenda?

My top issue in education will always be choice. Now more than ever, families need options that meet their needs. Teachers are likewise facing uncertainty, and school administrators are struggling with having to balance a variety of risks. There is no silver bullet to the crisis we find ourselves in, which is why choice is the solution.

If you’re elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?

Given the expected financial shortfall, my biggest accomplishment would be creating an environment of administrative freedom sufficient to provide enough options that lead to every child’s successful education, and do so within the limited budget provided.

In what ways will you ensure that schools with underserved students have a voice to help them meet the needs for COVID-19 recovery?

The key to a successful education is empowerment, rather than dictation. As a general rule, I would ask whether a problem can be solved with more freedom, instead of less. I would seek more freedom for parents and students, but also teachers as well. I would empower school boards to make decisions that are in the best interest of their schools, but I would also support extending as many options to parents and students as possible.


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