Covid, Students and the Dollar Signs

Updated 1:00 p.m. 2/24 with new links

This week, on the second half of Community thru Covid, we hear from Yolanda Corbett, a parent and education advocate who participated in the recent “DC 101” presentation, from Serve Your City DC, on the history and status of education in the District of Columbia. Among planned topics is the use of Black low income students as leverage for funding — as in the new push for addressing “learning loss” — rather than focusing on children and teachers as people with their own needs. Recordings and more details.

The DC 101 calls to action are to

  1. join Serve Your City tutoring, after-school engagement, and/or digital divide refurbishing team;
  2. testify at the DC Council’s oversight hearing 3/9;
  3. support Serve Your City partner organizations:
  • Parent Advocacy Action Team (PAAT)
  • Washington Teachers Union (WTU)
  • Digital Equity in Education
  • Empower Ed
  • DC Education Coalition for Change (DECC)
  • Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE)
  • Brightbeam Network

Tune in weekly at 11 a.m. Eastern for “Community thru Covid” on We Act Radio (audio only) and We Act’s YouTube page (video and audio). Or check back for recording available shortly after air time.


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