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Aaron Holmes (ctr), candidate in DC’s Democratic Primary for Ward 8 Council seat

Aaron Holmes, candidate in DC’s Democratic Primary for Ward 8 City Councilmember, joined the Education Town Hall on May 12 to share his education views.

“There are 70,000 people in Ward 8, and no one narrative fits them all. We need people in office who know this,” Holmes said.

“Sixty years ago a group of engaged parents could meet in a local school and what they decided benefited the whole school,” Holmes responded, when asked about parent engagement. “Now, those most engaged parents often have children in another school, maybe west of the river. So, the PTAs in their home school are empty.”

Full conversation begins at 5 minute mark below —

ETH_DCision16Each 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.

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