We enjoyed an engaging discussion about ESN's legislative priorities with approximately 80 luncheon attendees, including representatives from ESN Coalition members America's Edge, Afrique Service Center, Black Collective, Black Education Strategy Roundtable, College Spark, Democrats for Education Reform, eMode, League of Education Voters, Parents for Student Success, Partnership for Learning, Schools Out Washington, Stand for Children, Tabor 100, Teach for America, Teachers United, Technology Alliance, Umoja Peace Center, Vibrant Schools, and Washington State PTA.
We were pleased to welcome State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn; Representatives Kristine Lytton and Chad Magendanz; Washington State Board of Education Member Tre Maxie; and Senior Education Policy Advisor for Governor Jay Inslee, Marcie Maxwell. In addition, staff from the offices of Senators Bruce Dammeier, David Frockt, and Bob Hasegawa attended the luncheon.
Following up on the meeting, please join ESN in our call for a College and Career Ready Diploma. Only 4 in 10 graduating high school seniors meet the basic admissions requirements to get into a public university in Washington. As a state that prides itself for an innovative, entrepreneurial, and intellectual spirit, we need to be sure that all of our kids are ready for college and career.
There are two ways to show your support:
- Sign our petition, which we will deliver to legislators: http://bit.ly/college-and-career-ready
- Attend the House Education Committee meeting tomorrow, 1/23. HB 2181 on "Authorizing and supporting career and college ready graduation requirements adopted by the state board of education" will be discussed.