Babur Lateef graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University with an MD and has a EdD in educational leadership, administration, and supervision from UVA. Lateef currently serves as a physician for Advanced Ophthalmology, Inc.; he is a member of the Board of Visitors for UVA, a member of the Board of Directors of SPARK, and the vice chairman of the UVA Health System Board. He has been the chairman of the Board of Prince William County Public Schools since 2018 [1, 2, 3].
Lateef supports increasing the funding of the CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs, where students will be better prepared for college and life. He wants to fund college advising resources and increase per-pupil spending to ensure a high level of education [1, 5].
Lateef wants to ensure student’s economic backgrounds do not dictate their success. He wants to improve public access to academic and professional development opportunities through digital means .
Lateef supports the decision to not comply with the Virginia Department of Education’s policy shift regarding pronouns and name usage. He claims the system in place currently complies with federal law and that students should be able to have access to facilities that match gender identity as well as preferred names and pronouns [1, 7].
Lateef wants to increase school safety measures and supports the Evolv detectors that were installed in 2023. He supports increasing funding for mental health specialists and wants to explore innovative school safety programs .
Lateef wants to decrease student-to-teacher ratios in classrooms by hiring more teachers. He supports competitive salaries to retain educators and wants to deliver another raise to Prince William County School teachers and staff (he formerly delivered a 4.8% countywide raise) .
Prince William County Democratic Committee; Tim Kaine, US Senator; Adam Ebbin, State Senator; Kenny Boddye, Prince William County Supervisor; Atif Qarni, Former VA Secretary of Education; Legal Advantage LLC; New Dominion PAC; Intl. Brotherhood of Electrical Workers