Oct. 10: The Fight to Defend Public Education

Tuesday, October 10
7:00 p.m.
Common Good Cafe
(Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have a set of plans to accelerate the attack on public education that has been going on for years. Rather than put money where it is sorely needed – to reduce class sizes, increase access to instructional supports, or hire more school staff – DeVos intends to defund the Department of Education and open schools up to more private and corporate control. Teachers, students, parents, and community members are going to be central to building opposition to these attacks on our schools. Join us for a discussion about what that fight looks like today and how you can get involved.

We will also be getting ready to attend the local protest of DeVos when she speaks in Bellevue on Oct. 13.

Speaker: Jesse Hagopian

Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the advisor to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School. He is also an editor for Rethinking Schools magazine and edited the book More Than A Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing.


For more information about Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration’s education policies, read the following articles:

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