Jerry Winters, retired chief lobbyist for the Tennessee Education Association, will discuss the challenges facing public schools, with an emphasis on corporate “reforms,” during “Lunch with the League” on Tuesday, a press release said.
Winters will be the featured speaker at the meeting, which starts at noon in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. His presentation is titled “Surviving the Attacks on Public Education.”
“Winters will discuss the myriad challenges facing our public schools with emphasis on corporate ‘reforms,’ which include vouchers, charter schools, virtual schools, and parent ‘trigger’ proposals,” the press release said. “He will draw on his 30-plus years of direct involvement with the Tennessee General Assembly as chief lobbyist for the Tennessee Education Association.”
The release said Winters is now retired from TEA and is a private consultant who often writes and speaks on education issues and the politics of education.
“Lunch with the League” is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, and it is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not needed. Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for $7, or you may bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.
The Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church is 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
For more information, visit lwvoakridge.org.