In honor of the historic role that high school students have played in civil rights history, I'm reposting the article, "Still Separate," authored by Mysia Perry of Open High School. It was originally published in Style Weekly on May 17, 2014.
It's time to get people to Compact meetings!
Mayor Stoney’s proposed Education Compact could be the central vehicle through which we get a RPS facilities plan adopted and funded. The Compact’s framework provides an opportunity for Richmond to “get our house in order” by internally-aligning the Mayor’s administration, the School Board, and City Council to enact a system of transparency, cooperation, and efficiency.
Worst case scenario, this Compact becomes yet another effort mired in political strife and stagnation that continues our broken school system.
Richmond Forward is not going to let that happen and you'll want to read why.
The Mayor, City Council, and School Board sit down to discuss education and there was a lot to talk about.
The School Board sends their list of needs to City Council and it doesn't look pretty.