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Interview with Traci Jensen

Traci Jensen

We now move on to the State Board of Education, the one entity affected by legislative redistricting that is not at issue in the current litigation, as the new SBOE map was precleared. I don’t think I need to explain to this audience why the SBOE is and has been a hot mess and why these elections are as important as any other on the ballot. SBOE District 6 is entirely within Harris County, mostly to the north and west. The Republican incumbent, Terri Leo, is not running for another term. Three Democrats are vying to replace her, and the first one I present to you is Traci Jensen. Jensen was a classroom teacher in Aldine ISD before getting a Masters degree in Social Studies Education and then a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from UH. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at UH in their Quality Urban Education for Students and Teachers program until last year. Here’s the interview:

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