Defenders of Public Education Speak before the BOE, March 26, 2020


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

Beth Beitler

Barbara McDowell Dowdall

Shakeda Gaines

Deborah Grill

Karel Kilimnik

Dr. Cheri Micheau

Andrea Moselle

Diane Payne

Ilene Poses

Lynda Rubin

Cecelia Thompson


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