Public Schools Education Rally!

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Rally is on Tuesday, February 21st, at 6pm on the steps of City Hall.

On Tuesday February 21st, the Board of Alders will convene to vote on re-appointing Board of Ed member Wilcox.

More than 5 out of 6 third graders cannot read at grade level.

Right now, NHPS is in dire condition – we are last in the state in absenteeism, worse than Waterbury, Bridgeport, and all other 168 towns and cities.

We are rallying in front of City Hall before this vote to ask the New Haven Board of Alders to delay or deny the reappointment of any Board of Education member until the Board of Education meets three conditions:

(1) The Board of Education agrees to publicly present data on in-school drivers of low reading scores and the city’s last-place finish among all Connecticut cities and towns on chronic absenteeism,

(2) the Board of Education commits to an open superintendent selection process that includes community members and teachers on the Search Committee, and

(3) the Board of Education agrees to host Board of Education meetings in person so that the community’s faith in the Board’s transparency and accountability can be restored.

We must stand up for New Haven public schools and ensure the future for our teachers and students are secure.

Please join us!

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