The Westside Action Group (WAG), a communi ty-based organization of civic leaders who advocate for African Americans in San Bernardino County, has announced its endorsement of County Superintendent of Schools Gary Thomas in the upcoming 2010 election for the county’s lead educational seat.
WAG advocates for and works with elected officials to develop policies on a host of community issues related to education, employment, economic development, housing and youth. The group has been diligent in its efforts to address and develop education policy issues as they pertain to the academic achievement of African American students.
In its letter of endorsement for Thomas WAG wrote, “True progress and real change requires sincere collaborations and partnerships built on mutual concern and trust . We have found you (Thomas) to be proactive and open to new ideas; welcoming to not only community support, but more importantly, community input. For this reason and others, The Westside Action Group is proud to endorse your candidacy for Superintendent of County Schools.”
“I am overwhelmed to have the support of WAG,” commented Thomas. “ This is a well-respected group of concerned community and civic leaders who work tirelessly on behalf of students. I look forward to our collaborative efforts to bring about change so that all of our students have the tools necessary to reach academic success.”
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