Support Sen Jabour at Press Conference Tomorrow Re: Our Schools
Created on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 18:20
Written by Kari Nel Lang
Press Conference Tomorrow with State & Local Officials Opposing Achievement First
Please join Senator Paul Jabour, Senator Harold Metts, Councilman Bryan Principe
and other elected officials and community members for a press conference tomorrow as they stand in solidarity against the Achievement First Mayoral Academy proposal and demand that the Board of Regents delay its vote.
The press conference is at 11:15am tomorrow in front of the former West Broadway Elementary School, 29 Bainbridge Avenue, Providence.
We want as large a showing as possible in support of the growing list of state and local officials who oppose the Achievement First proposal. The count as of this writing is 14 State Representatives, 5 State Senators, 7 Providence city council members, the North Providence Town Council, the Cranston City Council President and several other members, and the elected school committee of Cranston, North Providence and Warwick.
Members of the Providence delegation of the General Assembly are preparing to submit legislation to protect local communities and public school districts. This legislation would impact the funding formula for state aid to education for districts which adopt a mayoral academy. Senator Jabour and others are asking for the BOR to delay so that these issues can be further vetted.
Please show your support of the public officials who are working hard to protect us on this issue.
Councilman Principe will be releasing a comprehensive Achievement First Research Packet as well as calling out the Providence Journal for failing to cover these 3 newsworthy items: Council Davian Sanchez's official retraction of support for AF, Senator Harold Metts' letter of opposition to AF, and the letter released from 9 state reps in N Providence, Warwick and Cranston opposing the AF proposal.
Thanks you for your help and support.
Achievement First would take $6-$9 million dollars from Providence Public Schools. The WBNA opposes Achievement First.