Michael Chang, a lawyer, UC Berkeley lecturer and local parent, is running for the Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board.
Chang added that he also believes it is important to have an Asian American voice on the school board.
Among Chang’s priorities are equity in education, professional wages for Berkeley teachers and staff and allyship through a restorative justice lens.
Chang also believes that Berkeley teachers and staff should be able to live in Berkeley and that affordable housing is critical in recruiting and maintaining teachers.
Chang said his daughter, a recent Berkeley High School graduate, is also part of his campaign and is helping with youth outreach.