Statement on the Death of WTU President Elizabeth Davis

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 5, 2021)— Jessica Giles and Erika Harrell of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER DC) released the following statement regarding the death of Washington Teachers Union (WTU) President Elizabeth Davis.

“Today, we join our D.C. education community in mourning the life loss of long-time Washington Teachers Union President Elizabeth Davis.

Liz was a teacher for more than 40 years and rose to leadership within the WTU as a voice in DC public education when, across the country, there were very few women of color leading these conversations. As public education advocates and Black women who know the impact of quality education systems on our communities, we mourn her passing and will keep her family, friends, and colleagues in our hearts.”


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