By Sheryl Swingley—
MUNCIE, IN—A representative of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education will be the guest speaker for a joint meeting of the Muncie branches of the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters of Delaware County.
The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and wrap up no later than noon on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Motivate Our Minds, 2023 E. Highland Ave.
The topic of the discussion is “The State of Public Education in the 2023 Indiana Legislative Session.” Two proposals the Indiana General Assembly might consider are reviving the book-banning legislation (Senate Bill 12 authored by Sen. James Tomes of Wadesville, Indiana) and increasing funding for education, teacher salaries and preschool programs.
The speaker is Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer, president of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education. She also is a member of the Monroe Community School Corp. School Board. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in social foundations of education from Eastern Michigan University.
According to ICPE’s website, it is a bi-partisan nonprofit organization. Its mission is to advocate for public education in Indiana. According to its website, public education is important for some of the following reasons:
–Public schools are community centers.
–Communities benefit from excellent public schools.
–Public schools are open to all. They are inclusive.
–Public schools are accountable to the communities they serve.
–Public schools are the bedrock of democracy.
Questions about the meeting may be directed to Sheryl Swingley, email@example.com.