Fairport Interim Superintendent Bill Cala
The Rochester Teachers Association will hold a community forum on education at 4:30 p.m. today. The forum is one of several that the RTA has organized in the Upstate region in opposition to Governor Cuomo's education reform agenda, which stresses tougher teacher evaluations based on the results of student tests. Cuomo also wants to increase the number of charter schools in the state.
Area legislators Rich Funke, Joe Robach, Joe Morelle, David Gantt, Mark Johns, and Harry Bronson have been invited to the event. Remarks will be made by Bill Cala, Fairport's interim superintendent; and Rosemary Rivera, spokesperson for the Alliance for Quality Education. Community members will be able to ask questions and make comments.
Tonight's event will be held at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue. The RTA and its allies have more forums planned in the coming weeks.