Location: Joel D Valdez Pima County Library – 101 N Stone, Tucson … LL Meeting Room. Free parking in the library garage – enter from Alameda.
VOTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
“Duct Tape: Patching Public Education in a Low Tax State”
“Since the Great Recession of 2009, our public schools in Arizona have experienced drastic changes in funding. Districts have been literally holding their buildings together with duct tape! Some funding is slowly being restored for both school capital funds and teacher pay. But what are the costs to teachers, parents, students, and the community when we refuse to fully fund our schools? What more can be done to restore education funding to adequate levels?
The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson will host a Voter Education Program to hear from local recognized experts. It will be held on Saturday, October 19th, at the Joel Valdez Library, 101 North Stone. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 10 a.m. and conclude by Noon. It will be held in the lower level meeting room, accessible from the parking garage under the library that is FREE on Saturday. The entrance is off Alameda just west of Stone.
Our speakers will be David Lujan, Director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress and former state legislator; Lisa Cervantes, Chief Administrative Officer for the Vail Unified School District; and John Pedicone, retired TUSD and Flowing Wells Superintendent and member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council.
The program is produced by the Voter Education Program Committee. President Vivian Harte will welcome and introduce the panel and committee member Kate Stewart will moderate. Written questions will be accepted.”