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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Berkeley Unified School DistrictCandidate for School Director

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Abdur Sikder

4,019 votes (3.46%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve quality of education
  • Efficient use of resources
  • Introduce technical courses



Profession:Entrepreneur / Professor
Notary Public, State of California — Appointed position (2012–current)


Lincoln University Master of Business Administration, Finance (current)
University of Sydney PhD, Information Technology (2007)

Community Activities

CEO, SIKDER INSTITUTE (2015–current)


My three children currently attend Berkeley public institutions. Having a Ph.D. in Computer Science and training in Teaching & Learning in higher education I have the skill, experience and commitment to ensure that we use our resources efficiently. I will listen to all stakeholders and will incorporate their suggestion in the decision-making process. Together we can achieve impossible. If elected I will work to have a safe, fun and friendly environment for our children to be successful including special need students. My goal is to facilitate practical oriented curriculum for our children to be ready to go to college or enter into workforce and live a productive life.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe that public servant should not spend so much time to fundraising instead they should focus on their service work and be more productive. I do not support spending money in the election. I Do not think we need charter schools, rather we shuld focus on the issues of our neigborhood public school and make them better. I also believe that parents have bigger role to play to reduce the achievment gap of African American students.

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