Why We Care about School Board Elections with Melvin Adams

Why are school boards so important? Listen to Melvin Adams, founder and president of Noah Webster Educational Foundation, as he shares about the profound impact of school boards on millions of children, parents, and other taxpayers.

About the presenter of this lecture:

Melvin Adams has almost 40 years of experience in educational leadership. Born in Africa to parents serving as Christian missionaries, he was homeschooled in his early years, then attended a British school during his high school years before going to the U.S. to begin his college studies. He took his first teaching job in 1982. 

Since then, he has served on the teaching faculty and in the administration of several schools and colleges in the U.S. and started and led a college in Ukraine from 1993-2000. From 2008-2016, he helped to found and lead Renewanation, a faith-based non-profit organization with a focus on education. In 2016, he served on the Presidential Transition Team as a Senior Advisor on Education. 

His international experience and his work in the private non-profit sector have helped to shape his perspectives on education. He lives in Virginia with his wife Sandy. They have six children and eighteen grandchildren.

Why do you think voter turnout is so low for school board elections?