Over 50 educators, politicians and community members attended the forum “Whats Next in the fight for Public Education” last Thursday night at the Graham and Parks School. The event was organized by the CEA Political Action Committee in conjunction with Indivisible Cambridge. Senator Pat Jehlan and Representative Marjorie Decker were there to educate us about the issues and legislative agendas. After an introduction, participants joined small groups to dig deeper into the issues and practice talking about how privatization and high stakes testing has impacted public schools, often to the detriment of the education of our students. The evening concluded with a conversation about action steps. Click here to see them! While there is much more to do, this was an engaging and effective first step. Huge thanks to all who contributed as participant or organizer.
Left to right: CEA President Dan Monahan, Vice Mayor Marc McGovern, MTA Vice President Erik Champy, School Committee Candidate Fran Cronin, Senator Pat Jehlan, Representative Marjorie Decker, 3/4 Teacher Karen Engles, City Council Candidate Alanna Mallon, Literacy Coach Kathy Greeley and Special Educator Robyn Towner.