Friday, February 16, 2007

Ward 3 Dems Assemble Education Discussion

Scheduled for February 27th, 7:30 PM

Entitled “Cutting Through The Rhetoric Of School Governance: What’s Really At Stake?,” the panel discussion will focus on a critical issue with significant implications for the future of public education in the city. School governance legislation proposed by Mayor Fenty is now being considered by the DC City Council. The Council is conducting a series of public hearings through February 27 on the issue. The DC Board of Education also is conducting a series of public hearings on an emergency proposal to improve student achievement in the DC public schools.

The Ward 3 Democratic Committee has assembled a distinguished panel of experts to discuss these proposals and help educate our community about this important issue. Confirmed to participate in the panel discussion and public forum are:

Robert Bobb, President of the D.C. Board of Education;
Kathy Patterson, Former Ward Three D.C. Council Member;
Victor Reinoso, Deputy Mayor For Education;
Darlene T. Allen, President, D.C. Congress Of PTA and Member, PTA National Board of Directors;
Mary Levy, Director, Public Education Reform Project, Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs; and
Mary Filardo, Founder and Executive Director, The 21st Century School Fund.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Hugh Allen, a long-time and highly respected education activist in the city and a member of the Ward Three Democratic Committee.

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