Monday three of us from 5forChange met with the group of legislators known as the Black Caucus. We had been advised by our local representative, Clovis Watson, that we should talk to the broader black community. He believed they would be supportive of our message about the need to preserve diversity in our public schools. They were. We were able to explain the Citizens for Strong Schools lawsuit and why it mattered to each of us.
These are personal, emotional remarks from the heart by parents of children in our public schools. We represented diversity just by looking at us.
Tarcha Rentz spoke first. She is a former teacher who grew up in our community and received her Ph.D. in Special Ed. She held everyone’s attention. Here are her remarks: