Defenders of Public Education Speak before the BOE, August 20, 2020

Click on a speakers name to read a transcript of their testimony.

Barbara McDowall Dowdall

Deborah Grill

Lisa Haver

Karel Kilimnik

Stephanie King

Kristin Luebbert

Maddie Luebbert

Danika Nieves

Nick Palazzolo

Ilene Poses


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