“Our students are not common,” Sandra SS Seegars, candidate for the Ward 8 seat on the DC Council, told the Education Town Hall this morning, arguing that the District of Columbia needs to rethink Common Core State Standards and related testing.
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Ms. Seegars also argued for a moratorium on opening new charter schools in Ward 8, “until there are an equal number of charters in other parts of the city.” She spoke about the distress of traditional public schools, particularly those east of the river, and how funding for charter schools threatens DCPS and the State Board of Education. In addition, Ms. Seegars stressed the need for evaluating mayoral control of schools and an end to policies, ushered in with that legislation, such as hiring Teach for America participants in place of trained teachers.

Learn more about Ms. Seegars and her platforms on her website.

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