Update: Full recording and show report here.
On the August 9 show, the Education Town Hall hears from three young adult guests about their DC public schools experiences and from DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson, who is up for re-election, about his views on DC public education.
Listen live at 11 a.m. EASTERN on We Act Radio, via TuneIn or by clicking on the top left at WeActRadio.com [some of the “listen” buttons are not active; sorry]. Check back here shortly after air time for recording.
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
New programming 2nd and 4th Thursdays, alternating with classic shows.
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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.
Student, Recent Grads
To discuss their public school experiences in DC — what worked, what didn’t, what they would do differently, and what they would like the adults in charge to do:
DaVon Fuller is a DC native and student-athlete graduated from Dunbar HS and just graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, with a BA in sociology and a minor in political science.
Tallya Rhode, Woodson HS ’18, is a former State Board of Education Student Representative and headed for Concord University, where she plans to study athletic training.
Tatiana Robinson is class president and a rising senior at Ballou HS and a State Board of Education Student Representative. She will be calling in from Cambridge, MA, where she is attending classes at Harvard, through the OSSE Scholars program, and will discuss various enrichment opportunities from which she has benefited.