May 10 Rally Media Advisory
Wednesday: DC Alliance & ERN DC to Hold ‘Stop the Shortchange Rally’ at Wilson Building
Washington, D.C. – This Wednesday, May 10 at 8:30am during Teacher Appreciation Week and National Charter Schools Week, the DC Charter School Alliance and Education Reform Now D.C. will hold a rally on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building in support of public charter educators and schools and urging DC Council not to shortchange public charter school students, and their educators by $187 million. They will be joined by D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, school leaders, educators, parents, advocates, and other elected officials.
|What:||The D.C. Council’s first major vote on the budget is on May 16 and currently, public charter schools are set to receive $187 million less than DC Public Schools. Ahead of the May 16 vote, education advocates are calling for:
|Who:||Rally Organizers: DC Charter School Alliance & Education Reform Now D.C.
Speakers: D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, D.C. State Board Member Jacque Patterson, and other to be announced speakers. Advocates: Public school leaders, educators, and parents.
|When:||Wednesday, May 10th at 8:30am|
|Where:||John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW
|RSVP:||Media is asked to RSVP with Cesar Toledo, Cesar@edreformnow.org|
DC Charter School Alliance
The DC Charter School Alliance is the District of Columbia’s premier advocacy organization dedicated to supporting and representing the robust charter school sector in our nation’s capital. With the support of the DC Charter School Alliance, the charter school community can ensure that all students in DC receive the great public education they deserve and ensure the continued strength of the DC charter sector.
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Education Reform Now D.C.
ERN DC is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank and advocacy organization fighting for a just and equitable public education system for all students in Washington, D.C. We seek progress in DC Public Schools and public charter schools by developing and advocating for systemic change to eliminate racial inequity and discrimination in DC public schools.