Defenders of Public Education Speak before the BOE, November 19, 2020

Click on the title to read the transcript of the speaker’s testimony.

School Reform Commission (SRC) Traditions, FYI by Barbara McDowdall Dowdall

The Board Must Stop Paying Lip Service to Equity by Lisa Haver

Expand the Student & Family Support Centers by Kristin Lubbert

Virtual Learning Updates Requested by Dr. Cheri Micheau

The Failed Mission of Renaissance Schools by Diane Payne

Follow the Sunshine Act by Ilene Poses

Removing Renaissance Charter Language is Dangerous to District by Lynda Rubin


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