September Meetup Preview

Summer is ending and school is starting soon! DC for Democracy will celebrate the new school year with a special presentation by our own Education Team at the next meetup on September 13. Please mark your calendars!

Who makes decisions about public education in DC, and what are our major education issues? How are these related to national education issues?  What is OSSE, and how is it related to the school board, or the mayor?  What’s the latest with the Washington Teachers Union, charter schools, and vouchers? If you care about public education- and who doesn’t?-  be sure to attend the Education Team’s presentation on public education in DC at the September 13th meetup.  See you there, and bring some pencils for the teachers!

Panelists: Eboni-Rose Thompson (Chair of the Ward 7 Education Council), Laura Fuchs (Washington Teachers Union, H.D. Woodson teacher), Mary Beth Tinker.

September Meetup: Presentation on Public Education in DC
Wednesday, September 13th 6:30pm
 (program starting at 7pm)
Thurgood Marshall Academy, Multipurpose Room
2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE (less than 1 block from Anacostia metro)

RSVP on Facebook or to this email.

Suggested Reading
Get a head start on the presentation: read the awesome op-ed by Markus Batchelor and Ruth Wattenberg in the CityPaper (Laura Fuchs is quoted), as well as the op-ed by Mark Simon in the Washington Post.