In January, Co-Presidents Tony Jonas and Carinna Tarvin will be representing the WSCSS at a summit on civic education that will be hosted by the Washington Council on Public Legal Education, which is co-chaired by Court of Appeals Judge Marlin Appelwick and former Superintendent of Public Instruction Judith Billings.
Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen is co-convening the summit with U.S. District Court Chief Judge Ricardo Martinez, Governor Jay Inslee, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, Secretary of State Kim Wyman, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Margaret Fisher, whose sessions at WSCSS conferences are always well-attended and reviewed, is leading the initiative, and she has advocated for teacher voices to be at the table.
What do you want these politicians to know about civic education in your classroom? We want to represent you accurately! We are going to be asking a series of questions on Facebook and Twitter in the coming months so that we can bring as much of the reality of classroom teaching to Olympia as possible. Please stay tuned to #WSCSScivics, participate, and get your colleagues to join you!