DC Elections & Education, Continued

ETH_DCision16UPDATED 11:15 a.m. 4/14

Each election season, the Education Town Hall shares candidates’ positions on education. While the races are local, many issues are shared with other jurisdictions. Tune in to be part of the conversation.

The District of Columbia elects City Council and State Board of Education representatives this year. Primary elections, including party selection of candidates for City Council, are scheduled for June 14. State Board of Education members are considered nonpartisan offices and are chosen in the General Election on November 8.

Coming this week: Ron Austin, hoping to win the Democratic slot as candidate for Ward 4 City Councilmember; Grant Thompson, seeking the Democratic slot as candidate for Ward 7 City Councilmember. (Appearance of Christopher Hawthorne, candidate for Ward 8 City Councilmember, postponed due to illness).

According to Capital Community News, Hawthorne suggests introducing new legislation giving the Board of Education more oversight over charter schools. No information about Thompson’s education platform appears on his campaign website. Ron Austin’s website‘s website says the candidate seeks a “push toward integrating public and charter school boards….keep schools open, as well as to create services and programs for students with special needs.”

Listen via TuneIn April 14 at 11 a.m. Eastern or check back for recording, posted shortly after air time.

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.

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