People’s Town Hall Meeting on Public Education & Issues

Admission is Free. Join the conversation. You are not alone.
People's Town Hall, Englewood

Saturday, 23 Feb 2013 11am-1pm
Community Baptist Church
In the Fellowship Hall
221 1st Street, Englewood, New Jersey

LEARN
Why communities throughout New Jersey are battling to prevent the closing of neighborhood schools
How “Education Reform” affects special needs children
Why the ESEA/NCLB Waiver is known as “war on the impoverished”
Your ideas about how stakeholders can actively engage in the RAC process (and why this is important, if you don’t know).
About focus, priority and reward schools

Bring your questions, your open mind and heart,
and a pen or pencil to take notes.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, STAN KARP of the Education Law Center Stan’s bio
MODERATOR LORENZO RICHARDSON of Concerned Citizens Coalition, Jersey City

  • PARTICIPATING GUESTS
    Jeremy Donson – Web Systems, Architect and Data Engineer at Columbia University Medical Center Information Technology Services/Math Testing
  • Jean Schutt McTavish – Principal of an alternative high school in NYC for students 17-21 years old who were not successfully served by traditional high schools
  • Lawrence Hamm – Chairman People’s Organization for Progress (appointed to the Newark Board of Education at 17 years of age)
  • Marguerite Canada – (former Englewood School Board Member, earned highest level in Governance at NJSBA) or Curtis Caviness (Former Englewood Board of Ed Member)
  • Kabili Tayari – Deputy Mayor of Jersey City
  • Dignity in Schools representative

Members of organizations supporting public education will be present and ready to network, share and plug you into advocacy initiatives and actions.