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Confront Widespread Educational Inequality in PA, Thurs., Mar. 19

March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Attend an important and honest discussion on school funding and educational inequality in Pennsylvania featuring speakers from the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and the Public Interest Law Center as well as other community leaders, experts and activists. Take this unique opportunity to ask hard questions about funding and inequality in our school districts.

Meet the Panelists:

Mr. Michael Churchill, is an attorney at the Public Interest Law Center where he is litigating a state court challenge to Pennsylvania’s school funding system on behalf of six school districts, several parents, the Pa-NAACP, and the Pa Association of Small and Rural Schools.

Kyle J. Boyer is an educator, minister, and life-long resident of Chester County. His work has intersected public education, the faith community, and public policy. He has taught public school, is a member of the Tredyffrin/Easttown Board of School Directors, chairing the Policy Committee and is the current president of the West Chester, PA NAACP.

Dr. Jim Scanlon has proudly served as superintendent of the West Chester Area School District since 2009. He is passionate about the importance of public education in our society and honored to lead this school system.

Marlene Armato taught in the Spring-Ford School District for 32 years. She is past Regent and Vice-Regent of the Mahanatawny Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Marlene is a member of the Pottstown Branch of the NAACP and the League of Women Voters. A member of the POWER Metro Education Strategy Team and the Statewide Education Strategy Team

Dr. Juan Baughn is a prominent educator who is no stranger to the Chester Upland School District; earlier in his career, he coached the Chester Upland basketball and cross-country teams and also held several administrative posts. He served as interim superintendent from January 2017 throughout the end of the 2016/2017 school year and was appointed to the permanent position of Superintendent of Schools in July 2017.

The Pennsylvania State Education Association represents more than 187,000 teachers, educational support professionals, counselors, curriculum specialists, librarians, health care workers, school nurses, school dental hygienists, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, vocational-technical instructors, community college and junior college educators, students and retirees in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. We use litigation, community education, advocacy, and organizing to secure their access to fundamental resources and services.

Please RSVP in advance if you would like to attend.


March 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Beth Chaim Reform Congregation
389 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355
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