Marc Thielman supports keeping classrooms safely open, implementing viable school choice policy and maintaining his track record for standing up for all students and families. He views a tax-funded education as a fundamental right for all Oregon children and school choice as an equalizing force for maximizing educational outcomes for our children. Unlike many of his colleagues in public education, Marc believes that parents and caretakers are critical allies in each child’s educational development. Marc has already created policies in his own district to empower families to work collectively with school personnel to support their students.
Marc stood up against Governor Kate Brown and her failed school closure policies by safely keeping his district and programs open. It saved hundreds of students and families from unnecessary hardship and poor mental health outcomes, including youth suicide.