Those who are unhappy with the direction of education here in Washington DC, here is a meeting that I think will be worth attending. I plan on being there and hope to have some hard questions ready for Vincent Gray and David Catania, as well as other mayoral candidates both of whom are wrong on some very important points regarding education.
Please come and we can also talk with each other and get to see each other’s faces again.
Here is the blurb from Liz Davis:
Local unions supporting all school workers (principals, teachers, teacher’s aides, cafeteria workers and custodians) have signed on to participate and support this important Town Hall meeting.
The forum will focus on the attached “Principles that Unite Us”—which express the common vision for public education that is shared by teachers, parents and community organizations here in the District and across the nation. In scores of cities around the country, December 9th will be a National Day of Action, when community groups, parents and local leaders are coming together to reclaim the promise of public education as our nation’s gateway to democracy and racial and economic
Mayor Vincent Gray and all other mayoral candidates will participate in a moderated panel discussion addressing the importance of community voices in education policy and practice. Each candidate will have an opportunity to make a two-minute presentation at the beginning of the
discussion that should answer the question: What steps would you take as Mayor to make community voices matter in public education and increase stakeholder engagement?
We hope you will join us! The success of our schools and our children
depend on it!
Elizabeth Davis, President
Washington Teachers Union
1825 K Street, NW Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20006
Office Tel (202) 293-8611
Fax (202) 293-8633