CPS 2021 Annual Meeting
November 18, 2021 @ 7:00PM — 8:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Citizens for Public Schools 2021 Annual Meeting
Save the evening of Thursday, November 18, to help us honor three dynamic 2021 campaigns for education justice: the Vocational Education Justice Coalition, MCAS conscientious objectors (educators), and the Boston Teachers Union Ethnic Studies Now! organizing committee.
The Vocational Education Justice Coalition (VEJC) includes community, labor and civil rights groups that have been calling for admissions policy changes to open up access for students of color and those who are economically disadvantaged, learning English or have disabilities.
Taking a bold and courageous stand against the racial injustice of the high-stakes MCAS test, 52 Cambridge educators and one from Hull decided to be conscientious objectors this past spring and informed their principals that they do not intend to administer the MCAS tests this spring.
We'll also honor the Boston Teachers Union's Ethnic Studies Now! Committee. The committee has worked to build a popular movement of people (parents, families, students, educators, community members) to advocate for the funding, staffing and professional training needed to develop, implement, and sustain ethnic studies in all BPS schools.
The VEJC will be represented by Lew Finfer, Anna Hadingham, Emily Menjivar and Aya Faiz. The MCAS conscientious objectors will be represented by Deb McCarthy, Rose Levine, and Sarah Rosenberg. And Ethnic Studies Now! will be represented by Cecil Carey, teacher at Charlestown High School and part of the BTU Ethnic Studies Now! Committee Core.
CPS members and non-members are welcome!
In addition to honoring these public education campaigns, the meeting will include a celebration of our recent accomplishments. Learn about our action priorities for the year ahead!
Together with our allies, we've made significant progress in the fight for more K-12 public school funding, for increasing access to vocational education and to Boston's selective public schools. With your support and participation, we can continue to take action to defend public education and make our vision for public education justice a reality.
Come learn about CPS's advocacy for public education and how you can help make change in your school or district.
To confirm that your membership is up to date, or find out whether you need to update your membership, email Lisa Guisbond, here.
We are grateful to our individual and organizational sponsors for helping us to continue CPS’s work. (Make a sponsoring donation to CPS and we will list your name in the program.)