Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Report from Monday's town hall meeting

The Examiner's Erica Jacobson attended last Monday's town hall meeting about Superintendent Janey's newly released facilities consolidation plan and reports on the proceedings.
Merely asking to talk to the D.C. Board of Education about a school closing plan before today's vote was not enough, the one-time D.C. Council candidate said.

"It's too wimpy," Ross said. "You should tell the School Board to vote no on this. ... We should be voting no, not voting for dialogue."

Parent and teacher groups and a host of school advocacy organizations voted Monday night to tell the board to kill a school closure plan released that afternoon by Superintendent Clifford Janey.
The group of education advocates that convened the meeting will be holding a press conference today at 5 p.m.

Update: The Post has more, and here's the link to the group's website.

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