MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM: RAISING THE VOICE OF PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY
MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM
8th & 9th Ward Aldermanic Forum
RAISING THE VOICE OF PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY
Black Star Community PTA and Educational Village Keepers Community PTSA
Co-sponsor of Aldermanic Forum
Chicago Teachers Union
In collaboration with
Chicago Southside NAACP; Designs for Change; Chicago Parents Union; Chicago Council on Black Studies at Chicago State University; District 299 Federal Title 1 Parent Community General Assembly; Chicago Alliance of Urban School Educators; and Future and Voting Age Students.
Dr. Garrard McClendon, Ph.D. of WTTW's McClendon Report
Friday, January 28, 2011
Corliss High School Auditorium
821 E. 103rd Street Chicago, IL 60628
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM
FORUM STARTS PROMPTLY AT 7PM
This is a FREE event. Seating is limited. Register today! www.communityptamayoralforum.eventbrite.com.
For more information call EdVK at 773.785.8332
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Confirmed Mayoral Candidates:
MIGUEL DEL VALLE
WILLIAM "DOCK" WALLS
PATRICIA VAN PELT WATKINS
Confirmed 8th Ward Candidates:
Confirmed 9th Ward Candidates:
HAROLD "NOONIE" WARD
Mrs. Cynthia M. Flowers: President - Black Star Community PTA Dr. Carmen L.C. Palmer: President - EdVK Community PTSA
Black Star Community PTA
Organizing and empowering parents around the issues that matter!
The mission of the Black Star Community PTA is to provide an organized platform for parents, particularly African American parents, to advocate for as well as to educate our children. The Black Star Community PTA is designed to support parents as active co-managers of our children's destiny, schools cannot educate children without the support of parens, families, and communities. The Black Star Community PTA will assist in providing resources to empower parents to be the engineers of their child's success. We will work in our homes, with our families, with our communities, with our schools, with our clergy and with our elected officials to guarantee the safety and successful education of minority children.
President - Cynthia Flowers
Vice President - Asiaha Butler
2nd Vice President - Michael Burries
Secretary - Vanessa Bush Ford
Treasurer - James Parker
Educational Village Keepers Community PTSA
Keeping our "educational eyes" on the sparrow = Our Children
The purpose of EdVK Community PTSA is to ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN by empowering parents, teachers, and students with the knowledge, organizational skills, and support needed to help them collaboratively participate more fully in THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOLS THAT ARE SAFE LEARNING COMMUNITIES driven by the needs of the students and charged by "teaching and learning".
The EdVK COMMUNITY PTSA advocates for...
1) Quality PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION from Pre-K to Ph.D.;
2) Greater teacher empowerment/stronger teacher unions;
3) Greater parent and community involvement in schools;
4) Citywide Student Councils;
5) An elected Chicago School Board & greater transparency;
6) Testing for the purpose of supporting public schools;
7) State budgets NOT balanced on the backs of our children;
8) Greater central office and administrative accountability;
9) Elimination of School-to-Prison Pipeline: Mass Incarceration of Minorities & the Poor; &
10) Taxes used to fund GOVERNMENT RUN PUBLIC SCHOOLS and other public services- NOT used to pay for "FOR-PROFIT" Privatization groups for low quality, poor service.
President: Dr. Carmen L.C. Palmer
Vice President: Student Affairs -
Ms. Tami Mc Dougal
Secretary: Dr. Lois Gueno
Treasurer: Ms. Mary Sherrod
Parliamentarian: Atty. Casandra Watson
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