What other highly respected leaders are saying about Barbara...
“It's a testament to Barbara Cargill's leadership and her dedication to Texas school children that the Governor has tapped her to lead the State Board of Education. That's a position of critical impact in shaping the future of education in our state and in our nation- and one we are especially proud of because her home is here in Montgomery County.
Barbara has fought long and
hard to preserve true conservative values in Texas classrooms and I want her to
know how much the community is behind her in her new leadership role."
-- U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady
"Barbara's leadership is critical to the future of the SBOE. Her educational background coupled with her principled conservative record is exactly what we need on the SBOE today."
-- Senator Tommy Williams
“Barbara Cargill’s stellar credentials, lengthy experience and genuine
enthusiasm for classroom teaching has made her a perfect member of the Texas
State Board of Education. As a former public school teacher whose children
attended public schools, Barbara Cargill continues to be the right person with
the right ideas to encourage greater progress so that each child can reach
his/her full potential.”
-- Cathie Adams, President Texas Eagle Forum, former chair of The Republican Party of Texas *
"As a mother, a teacher, and a Texan, I believe that providing a high-quality education for the all of the children in our state should be our number one priority. With that in mind, it makes sense to elect to the Texas State Board of Education people who have integrity, experience, and a true desire to make a difference. Barbara is one of those people. Since I met and began working with her in 1998, I have repeatedly witnessed Barbara's dedication to children and her ability to inspire her friends and colleagues through her outstanding leadership. Barbara is one of a kind, and I want to be just like her when I "grow up"!" -- Lisa Woods, 2001 Teacher of the Year--David Elementary School, 2001 Elementary Teacher of the Year--Conroe ISD, 2002 Region VI Elementary Teacher of the Year
"Barbara Cargill is an award winning Texas teacher who represents all that is best for Texas schoolchildren. As the current Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, she has led the fifiteen member board with class and care. She stood up to influence from activists in California and Washington D.C. when they attempted to impose their values on our Texas children and said no. I give my full personal endorsement to Barbara Cargill in her candidacy for State Board of Education." Jonathan Saenz, Director of Legislative Affairs & Attorney for Liberty Institute*. *Organizational name is for identification purposes only as Liberty Institute does not endorse candidates.
"Our nation is now struggling under a government
elected by people who have gone through our public education system. That system
has become increasingly ineffective and laden with values alien to American
values and American culture. It has indoctrinated several generations of voters
in the principles of liberalism. It must be brought back to teaching our true
heritage. Barbara Cargill, our district 8 candidate for State Board of
Education, is by far the best candidate to represent that cause. She is a
teacher; not an educrat. She understands the importance of returning our state
curriculum standards to those consistent with traditional American values. Her
opponents do not."
http://www.barbaracargill.com/ -- John
-- JohnBotkin - Retired High School English and History teacher.
“Barbara Cargill has provided the leadership needed to move public
education in a positive direction. As a member and now as Chair of the board she
has worked for better textbooks and will continue to fight for the rights of
parents to direct the education of their children.”
-- Rob Eissler, State Representative, Chair House Public Education Committee
"Those who have carefully read the Minutes of State Board of Education meetings over the last eight years can absolutely document why, through her mastery of detail -- of academic issues, of the political process, of school law, of parliamentary procedure -- Barbara Cargill is the acknowledged unchallenged gold standard of conservative intellectual leadership in Texas public education."
-- Neal Frey, whose analyses of Texas textbooks over the last 30 years were featured in The Wall Street Journal, ABC Good Morning America, and ABC 20/20 during the 1990s, in a 2005 Education Week article, and several times on Fox News in 2009-10
“I have served on the Conroe Independent School
Board of Trustees and support Barbara Cargill for the Texas State Board of
Education. Barbara is a trusted and experienced Board Chairman and understands
the issues facing school boards in Texas and how they affect teachers, parents,
children and tax payers. Barbara knows the challenges faces by our children and
the Texas educational system and I cannot thank her enough for her commitment to
fight for our children’s future.”
-- Bruce Tough, Former Trustee Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees
"Barbara Cargill has been a true conservative voice for parents, teachers and students. She will continue to implement ways to allow local districts to control how their schools are run. As a former teacher, a parent, and now as Chair of the Board, Barbara Cargill has the experience and leadership ability needed to continue making a positive impact in our public schools."
-- Kelly Shackelford, President & CEO, Liberty Institute *
"Barbara Cargill's teaching experience, her
commitment to students and her adherence to conservative principles make her the
perfect leader for the State Board of Education. She is a vocal advocate
for quality materials that support solid instructional goals, and she has my
-- Gail Lowe former chair Texas State Board of Education
"Barbara Cargill has everything you want in an elected
official--unquestioned integrity, a dedicated work ethic and uncommon wisdom.
She is one of the finest persons I have ever met; it was my privilege to serve
-- Don McLeroy, former Chair State Board of Education
"Barbara’s leadership of the State Board of Education has demonstrated
fairness, preparedness, and professionalism. She is fair to all viewpoints while
standing on conservative principles. Barbara is the type of leader we can all be
-- Donna Bahorich, Candidate for State Board of Education district 6, Former District Director for Senator Dan Patrick, 2010 Harris County Republican Party Primary Director
Even more good words about Barbara...
"Barbara is a child-centered educator at heart. First and foremost, she cares profoundly about the learning that occurs in our schools and the people who provide that learning-our parents and teachers." Valerie Vogt Principal, Coulson Tough K-6 Campus
"Having served on the State Board of Education, I understand first hand the importance of having qualified and committed conservative board members. Barbara Cargill will stand up for the parents, teachers and students of East Texas. Join me in supporting Barbara Cargill in the March 9th Republican Primary." - Randy Stevenson, Tyler, Texas Former member, State Board of Education (1994-98)
"I've known Barbara for years. She is a master teacher and has a wealth of educational experience. Barbara is a leader in her community with a proven ability to work with others. As a dedicated conservative leader, Barbara will make sure that we are providing the very best education to Texas school children." - Terri Leo State Board of Education District #6
"Barbara has a proven track record of getting the job done. She will bring classroom experience, leadership, and common sense to the State Board of Education. Barbara will represent her district well and be a conservative voice for the school children of Texas" - Susan Weddington Former Chairman of the Texas Republican Party *Group name used for identification purposes only.
"Barbara Cargill understands her responsibility of trust over our children's Permanent School Fund. She is committed to a policy that will preserve the Fund's ability to continue its 150 year legacy of helping to support Texas' schoolchildren now and perpetually into the future." - Dr. Don McLeroy -Former Member & Chair State Board of Education District 9
*Group name(s) used for identification purposes only.