I have long worked for positive change in Georgia's education system. My family and I believe that now is the time to elect an experienced professional to lead Georgia's Department of Education. I will bring fresh ideas, financial accountability, and common sense to the State School Superintendent's office.
I know there are workable solutions available that will improve academic achievement, and provide prudent oversight for taxpayers. My 5-step FOCUS Georgia plan is the roadmap for doing just that.
My opponents have flip-flopped on their political affiliations. Most have no knowledge about educational finance, and only see one issue as relevant. It is shocking that others are only looking for a way to make sure "their friends" get to benefit from the State's large budget. It's unsettling that most of the candidates are soft on their opposition to Common Core.
Education is the single largest expenditure of our state, and by electing me CEO, I will manage the $9 billion budget wisely. I am the only candidate for State School Superintendent that has the financial acumen. I have private sector experience dealing with highly regulated financial instruments, and I was the first to document, and publish information about deceptive budgeting practices in the third largest school system in Georgia.
Georgians can't afford to elect someone that will need on-the-job training. The State School Superintendent is a very technical job. It is not Cheerleader-in-Chief. We don't need flip-floppers or crony capitalists. You need me, Nancy Jester. I am knowledgeable, experienced, and a proven leader that will not be a bureaucratic puppet.
For this campaign to be successful, it will require a strong and organized grassroots organization. I travel across Georgia to bring my message of fiscal responsibility and local control. I have been working tirelessly to restore common sense, and remove Common Core - and our message IS resonating.
Now, I need your help so we can continue to invest in brochures, flyers, yard signs, advertising, and statewide canvassing. I cannot do it all alone. That's why I'm turning to the people who know me best, and inviting them to get involve in Nancy Jester for State School Superintendent to help make a difference.
In order to serve the children of Georgia, I must conduct an aggressive campaign. Your contribution, made payable to: Nancy Jester for State School Superintendent will give our race a tremendous boost. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, up to $6,300) will help me raise the initial funds needed to win this campaign. Please go to my website: www.nancyjester.com, and click the "CONTRIBUTE" button to make your contribution with PayPal. Or, mail your check to:
Nancy Jester for State School Superintendent
2472 Jett Ferry Road
Suite 400, Box 177
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
Our goal is to raise $200,000 by April 20, 2014. I ask for your support in this great challenge. As your State School Superintendent I will bring "Common Sense, not Common Core" into our classrooms, and I promise I will FOCUS on the needs of our children's education throughout the State of Georgia."
- Nancy Jester