Public Education Forum 2020 Challenges Democratic Presidential Candidates and All of Us to Invest in Equitable Public Schools


Before I drove to Pittsburgh on Saturday for the Public Education Forum 2020—where all of the leading Democrats running for President would explain live on MSNBC their plans for supporting public education—I considered what I hoped would happen at this day-long event. After all, not once in any of the televised Democratic candidate debates so far has even one question been asked about public education.

I went to Pittsburgh as an invited member of the audience, but before I left home, I wrote down the question that I would have posed to each candidate if I could have asked a question: “Please explain how, as President, you will change the narrative about closing or taking over or privatizing so-called ‘failing’ public schools and how you will build the public will for adequate investment to overcome the challenges for public schools in America’s poorest communities.”

What encouraged me all day…

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Union Night & The Islanders

Please join us Saturday, January 18, 20020 for #UnionNight as the New York Islanders take on the Washington Capitals @The Barn located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553 with the game beginning at 1PM.
Tickets are $53 and can be purchased by contacting Clifford Gault at Clifford.Gault@NewYorkIslanders.Com or calling 516.858.5264 for more information.
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Desserts On The Spot

Thank you to Katie and The PJSTA rep council and exec board for having a homecoming contest this year. As our party, Clinton chose Desserts on the Spot truck. Delicious treats were enjoyed by all!