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Westchester For Change Holds Forum On Education Inequality

State Board of Regents member Judith Johnson will discuss education inequality issues Oct. 20 in White Plains.
State Board of Regents member Judith Johnson will discuss education inequality issues Oct. 20 in White Plains. Photo Credit: regents.nysed.gov

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester for Change is hosting an educational forum, “Educational Inequality: A New York State Regent’s View” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Ethical Culture Society of White Plains, 7 Saxon Woods Road.

New York Board of Regents member Judith Johnson will discuss the characteristics that define public school education inequities, the implications for our democracy if left unaddressed, and invite participants to consider strategies to fulfill the state’s mission of providing a public school education that offers opportunities for all students to emerge from school prepared to participate as members of a democratic society.

She also will address the issue of educational inequality from her vantage point as a member of the Board of Regents, which is responsible for the general supervision of all educational activities within the state.

Johnson is a former deputy assistant secretary and acting assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education in the Department of Education in the Clinton administration. She also is a former superintendent of both the Peekskill and Mount Vernon public schools.

Co-sponsors of the event are The Ethical Culture Society of Westchester, Alliance for Quality Education of New York, Citizen Action of New York, Concerned Families of Westchester, Greenburgh Democrats, Greenburgh NAACP, Mount Vernon United Tenants, Scarsdale Democratic Town Committee, WESPAC, White Plains Democratic City Committee and the White Plains NAACP.

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