An annoucement from the governor’s office says that a new member has been appointed to the state board of education.
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist today appointed Peter Boulware, 33, of Tallahassee, to the State Board of Education.
“Peter will be a wonderful addition to the State Board of Education,” said Governor Crist. “As a former professional athlete and now as a businessman and father, he has proven himself to be a strong role model who values education and understands how important it is in bettering the lives of Floridians.”
I don’t know much about Boulware’s views on education. He had run for a Florida House seat, and still has an election website up. But the site is seriously devoid of any real information. The page about education merely says:
With three young children, Peter Boulware is wholeheartedly committed to improving Florida’s schools. Peter believes parents deserve more choice in their children’s education and will work hard to ensure that your tax dollars are well-spent in the classroom.
Not much to go off of, eh?
Edited to add: The Gradebook reminds us that a couple more state board of education seats are going to open up soon.
Two more seats come open at the end of December, when the terms of Roberto Martinez and Phoebe Raulerson expire.
Who’d want to serve on the board, especially now that Florida education faces what promise to be tough financial times?
Martinez and Raulerson, for two. Each has submitted an application for reappointment.