Forum: the future of public education in Denver
March 26, 2017 –
What would happen if every public school in Denver became privatized? What if the teacher's union were eliminated? What if the Denver Public Schools ignored everything a school community wants?
Think this is a remote impossibility? Think again! It's time for registered Greens to zero in on what's happening in Denver's schools today, and we want to invite you to a community meeting to talk about it.
A panel of speakers will present their views, prescribe their remedies, and take your questions on a variey of issues facing students, teachers, and communities in Denver. Scheduled to appear are: Green Party US co-chair and former DPS boardmember, the Honorable Andrea Mérida Cuéllar; Teacher and candidate for the position of President of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Tommie Shimrock; DCTA teacher and activist Julie Banuelos; and Katherine Murphy, representing the community opposition against the closure of Gilpin Montessori, a DPS public elementary school ordered by the school board to permanently shut at year's end by the school board... All this takes place with a eye on November 2017's upcoming Denver Board of Education election - four of seven seats will be contested!
You are invited to this important community panel discussion, hosted by your own Denver Green Party. Please RSVP on Facebook or by simply responding to this email.