On May 16, guest Speaker Amy Reisch, Director of First 5 Marin, spoke about the possibility of a ¼ or ½ cent county sales tax measure to support quality early care in education as well as programs to support students to age 18.
Three of the Marin League’s members attended the state convention this weekend in San Jose.The state convention is held in May in odd-numbered years (the national convention is in even-numbered years) and is an opportunity for learning, networking and planning the future focus of the League.
At this convention delegates passed Money & Politics, Education, Healthcare, and Water as issues for Education and Advocacy during 2013-2015. They also moved, by just one vote, to adopt a study of public higher education to include the California Community Colleges, University of California and California State University Systems.
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On Monday, May 20, the IR group will host Dr. Gigi Gokcek, Assistant Professor in Dominican University’s Department of Political Science and International Studies. Dr. Gokcek will speak about the difficult and contentious relationship between Iran and the United States.
The Education Committee April 18 with 8 members in attendance. Our guest speaker was Dr, John Mergendoller, Executive Director of Buck Institute for Education.