Sunday, September 01, 2013

Education Event in LA on September 5th

If you’re in LA on Sept. 5th, you won’t want to miss this:

Dear Colleague,
For those of you in Southern California, here is an invitation to what promises to be a lively event in Los Angeles on Sept. 5th:

Dr. Steve Perry, Founder and Principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Michelle Rhee, Founder of StudentsFirst, and George Parker, Former Washington, D.C. Teachers Union President have been engaging in constructive conversations with parents, teachers, and policymakers across the country. Now these education thought leaders want to expand this critical dialogue.

Everyone knows that a great teacher can truly change the course of a child's life.

That's why teachers' voices are vital to the conversation about how to improve our national education system. Teachers have the power to make a difference for every student, despite which neighborhood a kid lives in or what their parents do for a living.

Unfortunately, the dialogue around public education has become too often polarized, with extreme rhetoric and personal attacks overshadowing what's important: getting every child into a great school with great teachers.

Regardless of where you stand on the issues, join Michelle Rhee, Dr. Steve Perry, and George Parker for an open and honest conversation about what we can do to improve the quality of education for every single one of our kids.
Additionally, UTLA president Warren Fletcher has been invited to participate.


Larry Sand
CTEN President

Date: September 5th, 2013
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm; 6:00-7:30PM PDT 
Location: Mark Taper Auditorium at the LA Central Library
Address: 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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