Ward 7 on Schools Planning (or not)

The competition (charter) model opens new schools without overall planning — sometimes in opposition to community efforts. Listen for its effects on DC’s Ward 7 schools. Today, 7/13/17, on We Act Radio’s Education Town Hall: Valerie Jablow, DCPS parent and founder of “Education DC” blog, and Peter MacPherson, public school advocate and long-time friend of the show, lead this discussion.

Guests include Jeanne Contardo, co-chair of Hillcrest Community Civic Assn’s education committee; Marla Dean, education chair of Penn Branch Citizens Civic Assn; Matt Morrison, Ward 7 parent; and Jimell Sanders, outreach co-leader, DC Language Immersion Project (also Ward 7 parent).

Segment begins at 6:40 —

The Education Town Hall with Thomas Byrd
broadcasts from Historic Anacostia
in Washington, DC, on We Act Radio,
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

After years of weekly broadcasts, the program now focuses one show each month on local issues and one on “the BUS,” organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.



Categories: Charter Schools, corporate influence in schools, DC-Area Education, Traditional Public Schools

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