Monday, May 6, 2013

Randi Weingarten to speak at YUC awards ceremony | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Randi Weingarten to speak at YUC awards ceremony | Philadelphia Public School Notebook:


Randi Weingarten to speak at YUC awards ceremony

Youth United for Change will hold its 22nd Annual Award Ceremony and reception on Tuesday, May 7. The theme for this year’s event is “Defending Public Education.” American Federation of Teacher’s President Randi Weingarten will be the keynote speaker.
Weingarten, a union leader, has advocated for partnerships with parents and students around reforms that improve public school education nationwide. In March, she joined hundreds of teachers, students, parents, and other public school advocates outside District headquarters in protest of mass school closings. She later was arrested, along with 18 other protesters, in an organized attempt to block School Reform Commission members from entering a meeting to vote on which schools would be shuttered.

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