Saturday, September 24, 2016


















IN STUNNING UPSET BROWNSVILLE EDUCATORS STAND TOGETHER ENDORSED DR. SILVIA ATKINSON OVER JOSE CHIRINOS, AND ERAMSO CASTRO OVER CATY PRESAS-GARCIA

"BEST Endorsements for BISD Schoolboard Places 5&7. We had our first forum this past Tuesday night for BISD places 5&7. Based upon the feedback from the members present, and the leading organizers and activists discussion of the forum and the candidates we are endorsing Erasmo Castro for Place 5 and Dr. Sylvia Atkinson for Place 7." Source:

Now I take these endorsments with a grain of salt.  The historical numbers show teachers do not care enough about their work place, or BISD to vote.  But is a close race, this could put either over the top.

The endorsements basically say, they are tired and want change.  This is consistent with national polling on the issue.  With three females splitting the female blind vote, and Castro being the only man on the ticket, he clearly has the best chance of beating Caty.  But in a plurality race, Cata may have enough core supporters to take this with between 33-35% of the vote.

This is a nose to nose horse race between Castro and Presas-Garcia.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU NEED TO TAKE A FIRST HAND LOOK AT RUSSEL ELEMENTARY . Awful things are happening to students there.

Anonymous said...

I an very disappointed with that outcome. Its one thing to be one of Erasmos followers and NOT know WHO he is and was and another thing to be a respected organization (or at least WAS in my opinion) and endorse someone with that reputation. This is not about the children anymore. I refuse to take that sitting down. Sylvia I understand but Erasmo? That's insane!

Anonymous said...

Omg! What? Are those people on crack? Crazy choices to say the least!

Anonymous said...

Lol. Looks like Erasmo will finally hold office. Hold onto your hats people its gonna be a bumpy ride.

Anonymous said...

Stupid people will elect stupid candidates. Look at Trump.

Anonymous said...

I'm at a loss for words. Either they are incredibly naïve or utterly stupid. Either way it is a bad decision on their part.

Anonymous said...

Keep in mind the BEST organization was started when Patrick Hammes quite AOBE. He took members from his campus (Olivera) and Hanna. I don't think they have very many members.

BobbyWC said...

like I said teachers do not vote. this will only matter is a very, very close race - otherwise it will have nearly no impact

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"like I said teachers do not vote."

My wife, my sisters, my brothers, my children and I are teachers who vote in every election. Such statement is so idiotic. It is like saying that all ignorant people think that teachers do not vote.

BobbyWC said...

When you compare the total vote to the total number of teachers it shows they are not voting. It numerical fact based on actual voter turn out when compared to the number of teachers. As a teacher I would think actual facts matter to you.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

What about the fact that many teachers do not reside in BISD. Do those actual facts matter? Statement of facts are not realistic unless you have poll each individual teacher to see if they voted in a BISD election. Furthermore, has a poll been conducted to see if those that voted are indeed not teachers voting in the BISD election? Therefore, the argument of ignorant people thinking that teachers do not vote still stand.

BobbyWC said...

I do not to need to poll anyone. School board trustee voter turnout is so low every time it is not possible even 25% vote unless they are the only ones vote. We know the % of voters and it is dismal

Anonymous said...

The BEST ORGANIZATION ONLY HAVE 98 MEMBERS, AOBE ORGANIZATION HAS ABOUT 4000 MEMBERS AND TEXAS VALLEY EDUCATORS HAVE ABOUT 1900 MEMBERS

Anonymous said...

BISD EMPLOYEES NEED TO GET OFF THERE BUTS AND GO VOTE NO MATTER WHAT UNION YOU BELONG TO IF NOT THEN DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SCRAPS

Anonymous said...

A large % of the employees live out of the school district but still n Brownsville.