October 15 through 21 is Give Kids Good Schools Week, a time when communities nationwide will be talking about how to improve their public schools.
I am a firm believer that our public schools are important. As I have said before, whether you send your kids to public schools or not is a personal decision, but since public schools are located in many of our neighborhoods, it is an issue worth caring about. Locally on October 17, come learn about the future of the Providence Public Schools from the city and state perspectives. The event is sponsored by the East Side Public Education Coalition (ESPEC) and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Parent-Teacher organization. Panelists include: State Representative Edith Ajello, R.I. House Majority Leader Gordon Fox, State Senator Rhoda Perry, Representative David Segal, City Councilman Clifford Wood, and City Councilman Seth Yurdin.
Tell your friends and neighbors and encourage them to attend. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to engage in a conversation with local policymakers about our city’s public schools.
Wednesday, October 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
35 Camp Street, Providence, RI.
Enter through the cafeteria (on the right hand side of the building as you face it from Camp Street).