Moral Monday Meetup Event:

"A Perfect Storm: Why Quality Public Education Must Survive"


Presented by the UUCGN Social Justice Committee, SWFL Justice 4 All Coalition, and Coalition for Quality Public Education

 

Monday, February 5, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Location: UUCGN Sanctuary


A “perfect storm” of ideological and political challenges now threatens educational standards, accountability and teacher autonomy in our public school system. Confronting these challenges in Collier County is the Coalition for Quality Public Education (C4QPE), a non-partisan organization with a diverse and growing membership. C4QPE is one of many local groups aiming to preserve the foundation of democracy: quality public education.

 

Find out more about C4QPE, including how this civic-minded organization started and how it proposes to help Collier County public schools weather the storm.


With C4QPE Steering Committee member Judi Palay serving as Moderator, panelists including Beth Povlow (C4QPE President) and Steering Committee members Bill Korson and David Goldstein will address:
 

  • Censorship

  • School choice

  • Religion and State

  • Resegregation

  • Lack of trained teachers

  • Licensing issues

  • Legislative support at all levels of government

  • Services for kids, including spiritual needs if the parents so request.


The audience will have ample opportunity to comment and ask questions of the panelists after their presentations.  During the last half-hour of the Meetup, representatives of C4QPE – and of other grassroots groups – will be available to share information about their respective groups, including how to become involved.
 

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