|Cities and Schools
September 16, 2004
Many constituents have identified education as one of the three top issues in Richmond. Despite the low rating given to the City Council and City management, the top concern of Richmond voters in 2004, according to a poll paid for by the City of Richmond, is not the budget debacle and its outcome. It is education, with 24% listing it as the top concern.
Many citizens have urged the Richmond City Council and WCCUSD Board to have monthly joint meetings to address common problems and work together on solutions.
Here is something
that you may find interesting. UC Berkeley is starting up a Center
for Cities and Schools that is seeking ideas for research and events
on the connections between cities and schools. An example of a
question that might be addressed is "How can cities and schools work
together to plan for demographic and economic changes stemming from
either new development and/or aging populations?”
See the event information below:
The Role of Public Education in Neighborhoods of Choice and Connection: A Symposium and Discussion sponsored by the newly forming Center for Cities and Schools
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 5:00-7:30pm UC Berkeley Women's Faculty Club