Mayoral Candidate Education Forum Weds 12/15 – Webcast
As a reminder, the Forum that has been organized by Raise Your Hand will be held tomorrow night (Weds Dec 15.) The seats are full, but you can watch from your warm home in your jammies via web cast. Info below:
Dear Raise Your Hand Supporter,
The Mayoral Forum on Education is just two days away. We are pleased with the overwhelming response to this event, which surpassed its registration capacity in only three days – a telling sign of the interest in the race for Mayor and specifically the significance of education as a driving issue for voters.
If you were not able to register for the event or are unable to attend for any reason, we wanted to remind you that a live webcast of the event will be available using the following link:
The webcast, which will also be available for replay after the event, will also be accessible directly through the Raise Your Hand website at:
Should you have any questions about the webcast, please contact Clifford Meece <firstname.lastname@example.org>
***Now for some unofficial information from behind the scenes at RYH: As you may have heard, Rahm is the only “big-time” candidate who is not attending the forum, purportedly due to scheduling issues. Some of his campaign people have allegedly expressed the concern that Rahm’s appearance might suck up all the attention at the forum, given his… (?? I’m not sure…. closeness with Obama? Media focus? Pseudo-celebrity status? Front-runner position?) I don’t know, maybe it’s true. BUT, this new mayor will be choosing the CEO for our schools. Maybe this new mayor won’t know all the answers for CPS, but, as a good city leader, I’d like them to be able to express what they’re looking for when they’re hiring. Sure, part of that is giving their own ideas on how to improve the school system. But we all know it’s not an easy answer. Some well-thought-out intentions for hiring would go a long way with me.
A friend of mine who is involved with RYH reports the following to me:
What is Rahm’s big catch phrase for education? ………
Well, yes. That is a very well-written idea with a wonderful grain of truth in it. I think the school systems in NYC, LA, and DC would agree with this as well! The challenge is, uh…. how do we make that happen?
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