April 13 Meeting Focus on Public Education

Join us on April 13 to discuss Public Education and the Department of Education’s proposed policies. Find out about the threat posed to public education such as the “portability” policy, and how this budget has been crafted to direct money away from public schools and into private hands under the guise of school choice. We will examine how the federal government will attempt to leverage California into accepting a voucher system by placing restrictions on Title I funding as well as the planned cuts of funding for teacher training and low income student programs while offering huge tax credits for donations to private school scholarships. We will also discuss how these policies will impact not only local public schools but the local economy.

Lamorinda Democratic Club to Host Common Core Panel Discussion at September 8th Meeting

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
line-height:normal”>The Lamorinda Democratic Club’s next meeting on Thursday, September 8, will feature a panel discussion of Common Core and a vote on endorsements for the November election.

It has been six years since California adopted K through 12 Common Core standards.  Please join us for a provocative panel discussion with four Lamorinda educators.  Topics include:

  •  Where are we now?
  •  How have Lamorinda schools adjusted to the new standards?
  •  How has Lamorinda learning and teaching been most affected?

<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
line-height:normal”>The panel discussion will be followed by a business meeting to vote on the recommendations of our Candidates and Issues Endorsement Committee and the Club's Board of Directors.

<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
line-height:normal”>The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette. There is a $5 donation at the door to help cover meeting expenses.  A donation is not necessary for members with paid-up 2016 membership or students.