Yesterday, former CNN anchor Campbell Brown held an education summit in New Hampshire, where she interviewed six Republican presidential candidates about their stances on K-12 public education.
Keron Blair, Director at The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS), a coalition of parents, students, educators and community members, issued the following statement in response:
“While parents, teachers and students of an AROS member organization in Chicago are hunger-striking to keep their only neighborhood high school open--and to keep it open as a high-quality sustainable community school--the Republican candidates are dodging questions and promoting corporate interests in public schools that are at the root of school closures and underinvestment in public schools. Public schools are a public trust. They should be among the highest investment priority for every candidate in every party. And they should be invested in with the same loving thoughtfulness and ambition in every zip code of the country.”
The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) is a national community/labor table of organizations of parents, students, teachers and community members who are fighting for the public schools our children deserve.