Links to relevant documents
October 11 VOTE JENKINS EXPRESS eblast (p 1, p 2, p 3, p 4)
October 18 VOTE JENKINS EXPRESS eblast (p.1, p.2, p.3, p.4)
October 25 VOTE JENKINS EXPRESS eblast (p.1, p.2, p.3, p.4)
Resume (short, one page with photo) --
see more detailed resume on the "Background" tab
No. 1--Vision Statement
No. 2--Enough is Enough!
No. 3--DC's Special Education Must Stop Being So Special
No. 4--Vocational Education Needs A New Name & A New Game:
Education For Economic Survival
No. 5--Just Because Educational Technology Is Complex
It Doesn't Have To Be Confusing
Late -can't say it much better than I did in 1994
Jenkins responds to 4 questions from community organizations
1. What qualifies you as a candidate to deal with the Board president's roles and responsibilities?
My Answer: I have had twenty years of professional problem solving in public and private business administration, finance, personnel, and legal systems throughout the United States and abroad; ten years in public/private technology applications for youth and adult learning; ten years in formal and informal educational policy making, administration, and teaching, as well as civil rights; twelve years of public education benefits from some of the best, most caring, and most accomplished teachers and administrators in the nation, who taught me to give back.
2. What is your community involvement, both professionally and as a volunteer?
My Answer: Volunteer membership and offices on the trustee boards of Howard University, the University of the District of Columbia, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Neighborhood Consumer Information Center, and Vice Chair of the Bethune Museum and Archives. Volunteer consultant to the Church Association for Community Services, the Friends of the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. Appointment and Chairman of the DC Rental Accommodation and Condominium Conversion Commission, Vice Chair of the DC Commission on the Status of Women, Counsel to the Washington Urban League and The People’s Involvement Corporation.
3. What is your experience working in organized groups, multimembr boards, and formally prepared deliverations?
My Answer: It has been my continuing role as a volunteer or government appointee to either preside or -participate in countless multimember boards and commissions. Without repeating my answers to Question 2 above, from -being an undergrad student body President at Howard University, to my first federal appointment as deputy commissioner at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to my second federal appointment as a governor of the U.S. Postal Service and chairman of its corporate responsibility committee, this type of participation has continued. Since then I have been cochairman of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, Co-Chair of the National Council of 100, appointed member of the Secretary of States’ Advisory Committee on Technology Transfer, a member of the President’s Commission on Inflation Priorities, and I currently participate on the vision committee of Quality Education As A Civil Right, and as board member of the Darfur Alert Coalition. As President of the University of the District of Columbia, I served as a past Board member of the National Association for Equal Educational Opportunity, a member of the Advisory Board for WHUTV, and National Instructional Television Board.
4. What is your idea of how a Board president should carry out his/her responsibilities?
My Answer: First and most importantly the Board president must avoid any confusion of roles with the Superintendent as DCPS’s CEO. Secondly, the focus must be on vision and policy, not administration or micro management. Thirdly enforceable policy protection must be adopted against fraud and waste to assure fiscal responsibility and mission integrity. Fourthly, transparency is required in all deliberations and policy setting and Board decisions, along with community inclusion in the deliberative process. Fifthly, building consensus among the members is the key to both stability and smooth progress. Sixthly, short- and long-term goal setting are required for accountability and performance measurement. Finally, mobilizing all sectors of the city in a Childrens’ Crusade to fullfill Brown v. Board of Education and Bolling v. Sharpe.