Speak Up Summit Year in Review
Speak Up Summit was formed in 1995 to provide a unified voice in supporting the quality of our towns public education. As a well-informed group that communicates what it learns to others, it speaks up on issues that affect our childrens learning. Membership is open to everyone who believes that an excellent public school system is vital to community well being.
This year, Speak Up Summit hosted two major events that kept the community informed. In October, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, Speak Up Summit hosted a standing room only audience at the Summit High School media center. The forum was divided into two separate events, with the first being a debate between the three candidates for mayor, and the second between the six common council candidates. The discussions focused on issues facing Summit public schools, such as what criteria would be used for school board appointments, questions about school vouchers and charter schools, and what could be done about unfunded mandates like the anti-bullying laws. The discussion also Read more...