Education and the General Assembly
Tuesday, September 24, 7-8:30pm
Please join us at our next Americans United Triad Chapter meeting. Our speaker for the evening is Vicki Vars Boyer, a retired public school teacher and current political activist.
Ms. Boyer will share her experiences in advocating for public education against a hostile NC state legislature. The following is a sketch of her experience as an activist in the state legislature in her words:
"In 2011, when the newly elected NC General Assembly began discussion of a voter ID bill, I did something I'd never done before. I began attending legislative meetings in Raleigh. I felt compelled to look into the faces of the individuals voting for what felt like extremist legislation, wanting to see what was in their eyes. Over months, and then years, I sat in on numerous committee meetings and sessions, attended almost every Moral Monday demonstration in addition to press conferences, rallies, and marches. Every time a legislative committee offered an opportunity for public comment, I stood up to speak.
While working with the League of Women Voters in the 1990s, I had been part of a 2 year study of the then newly created charter schools. I began to focus my energies on issues related to public education. Since 2011, I've observed discussions on the Common Core, school grades, school curriculum, teacher requirements, cuts to funding, classroom size, and vouchers, amongst other things. This legislature's animosity to public education has been palpable.
I hope you will allow me to share my experiences and thoughts regarding Education and the General Assembly with you on September 24th."
The gathering will be held on Tuesday, September 24th, 7-8:30pm, Polo Park Recreation Center, 1850 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Monthly gatherings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month, September through May. Visitors are welcome. FREE. Join us at Polo Park Recreation Center, 1850 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106