Green Institute to sponsor DC Schools talk at Busboys and Poets

Wednesday, May 24, 12:00 - 2:00 pm; Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Featured speakers: Marc Borbely

DC's
schools are a hot topic these days. After the city found hundreds of
millions of dollars to build a baseball stadium, residents rose up to
ask why the city always has said it can't afford to fix up its
schools... and they won a major budget victory. However, there is too
much space, with too few children, in the public schools. As a result,
the DC Board of Education has proposed reducing operating space by
consolidating and closing schools, or by sharing space with other
entities. Please join us for a discussion led by Darlene Allen and Marc
Borbely about the school district's plans for "rightsizing" its
schools, and about the newly passed legislation to fund school
modernizations.

Marc Borbely, a former DC Public School (DCPS) teacher, led the 1400-member DC School Modernization
Campaign, which helped win unanimous passage in the City Council of the
School Modernization Financing Act of 2006, which will provide DCPS
with $3 billion in capital funds -- enough to ensure that every child's
school will be fully modernized over the next 15 years -- enough to ensure that every child's school will be fully modernized. Marc is an ANC Commissioner on Capitol Hill.

Busboys and Poets
is a new and exciting restaurant just off the U Street corridor in
Washington, DC. The Green Institute is thrilled to be sponsoring this
lunch presentation on an issue of such local interest. The presentation
will be held in the Langston Room where you will have the opportunity
to buy an excellent lunch, or just show up and participate. Attendance
is free to all, though voluntary donations to pay our expenses would be
welcome.                                                                                        
Marc Borbely

Busboys
and Poets is at 2021 14th St, on the southeast corner of V St, one
block north of U St and two blocks from the U Street stop of the Metro
Green Line.