Defenders of Public Education Speak Before the BOE, August 15, 2019


Click on the individual’s name to read the transcript of his or her testimony.


Lisa Haver on Board Transparency

Karel Kilimnik on the Sale of Whittier

Stephanie King on School Segregation

Tasaday Messina on the Extended School Year (ESY) Program

Diane Payne on Broad Fellows Positions

Ilene Poses on Student Voter Registration

Zoe Rooney on ESY and Board Transparency & Communication

Lynda Rubin on the Sale of Public School Buildings




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