A. Please take a moment to view the video via the following link as I share with you the heart and soul of Why Am I in This Race for School Board?" Thank You!
B. The National Anthem Sung By Victoria McDowell at the Opening of Sam Ho for SJUSD School Board's Kickoff Event. Please click: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H7lP1BkKAw
C. Please Click the Links at the Bottom of This Page to Hear Community Leaders' Remarks About School Board Candidate Sam Ho (Including: Chancellor Rita Cepeda, Vice Chancellor Doug Smith, President Henry Yong, President Byron Clift Breland, Mr. Richard Hobbs, President Truong Thanh Minh, Vice President Thomas Nguyen, General Secretary Cao Thi Tinh, Executive Director Kim Trang, Pastor Tim Nguyen...)
Dear Voter in Trustee Area 4:
As the parent of two children currently attending our San Jose area public schools, and as a college educator, homeowner, and active resident in local public service for over 15 years, I respectfully ask for your vote in this 2014 General Election to provide much needed new leadership for Trustee Area 4 of the San Jose Unified School District.
As parents and residents we should all be concerned that of the ten public schools in Trustee Area 4, five including all three high schools have seen a significant decline in API scores in the last two years. Furthermore, two out of three entering college students at our local colleges are under-prepared for college and have had to take remedial courses. And, our achievement gap in 2011 was about 162 points, separating students of low income families and students of high income families.
I will work to make improvements by providing better educational resources to teachers and staff, strong holistic curricula and support services to our students - with measurable outcomes that reflect the hard work and dedication of teachers and staff.
I am the best candidate because I will fight for our children’s future through:
QUALITY EDUCATION. Every child deserves our utmost care to succeed with 21st century skills, especially in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and global citizenship.
ACCOUNTABILITY. We must regularly measure what we treasure: student progress, the well-being of our teachers and staff, and cost-effective budgeting.
NEW LEADERSHIP. Twenty years on the board is enough. We need new inspiration, fresh ideas, and increased accessibility and communication to achieve academic excellence.
More than ever, we need new leadership for a new age. It’s time to transcend the status quo. It’s time to vote for Sam Ho.
I respectfully ask you for your vote. Also, please consider contributing to my campaign in the form of support activities or funds, the amount of which is not limited. Any assistance would be much appreciated.
Together we will achieve a brighter future for our children.
Sam Ho, M.B.A
"I Will Fight for Our Children's Future...Because We Care."
Sam Ho for School Board 2014
Hear Community Leaders' Remarks About School Board Candidate Sam Ho:
Dr. Rita Cepeda's Video
Vice Chancellor Doug Smith's Video
Dr. Henry Yong's Video
Dr. Byron Clift Breland's Video
Mr. Richard Hobb's Video
President Truong Thanh Minh's Video
Vice President Thomas Nguyen's Video
General Secretary Cao Thi Tinh's Video
Executive Director Kim Trang's Video
Pastor Tim Nguyen's Video