SmallApril9“DC has to start telling the truth!” says Trayon White, candidate for the Ward 8 seat on the DC City Council, noting that DC has been touting improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, while the racial achievement gap grows unacknowledged. (See also “DC’s Dueling School Data Views“)

Mr. White spoke about budget, mayoral control, parent engagement, and other key issues in the race for DC City Council.

L-R: Virginia Spatz, feature reporter; Humam Abdumalik, White campaign; WTU Pres Liz Davis; candidate Trayon White; and James Wood, White campaign; Byrd
L-R: Virginia Spatz, feature reporter; Humam Abdumalik, White campaign; WTU Pres Liz Davis; candidate Trayon White; and James Wood, White campaign; Thomas Byrd, host

Mr. White, graduate of Ballou Senior High School and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, served as Ward 8 representative to the State Board of Education. He is active in efforts to create Safe Passages for students as well as mentoring and other work with youth. (Campaign Website). He joins the Education Town Hall Thursday at 11:30 a.m. to share his education platform in detail.

The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC, Thursdays
at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on We Act Radio.
Listen live via TuneIn.

Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

The Education Town Hall BUS is a monthly program
organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.
The program regularly airs on the 4th Thursday of each month.