Virginia Community Leaders Team Up to Defend and Bring Truth and Civility Back to Public Education
For Immediate Release
February 10, 2022
FAIRFAX, Virginia—Holly Hazard, Chair of 4 Public Education, a Virginia-based public education advocacy group, is announcing the group’s launch during her Community Participation speaker slot at tonight’s Fairfax County Public School Board meeting - 7PM - Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd. Falls Church, VA.
4 Public Education is a grassroots organization founded by a team of community leaders in response to increasing attacks on public education. 4 Public Education supports and promotes the right of every child to an exceptional public education that is welcoming, inclusive, safe, relevant, and nurturing. 4 Public Education advocates for public schools at school board meetings, before local and state legislative bodies, curates research related to the importance of public school education, and defends public school education wherever opponents surface, while demanding truth and civility in every discussion.
Holly Hazard states, “Negative forces are at work today to undermine our democratic system of government by using our public education system to divide us, terrorize elected officials, and destroy our collective commitment to our public education students. 4 Public Education will inform and engage communities; support educators and policymakers who are committed to freedom of speech, equity and inclusion; bring back truth and civility to conversations about education; and create a community of informed voters who embrace truth in our education system.”
“Strong public schools are an important foundation of our democracy,” said Rose Conde, a 4 Public Education founder and a mother of Fairfax County Public School students. “I want my children to learn in an environment where every child is nurtured, challenged, and inspired. Public schools are our best hope of leveling the playing field and ensuring our democratic ideals are passed along to the next generation.”
4 Public Education welcomes parents, community members and advocates to join us in building a strong base to help protect our public schools. When all students’ needs are met, our society benefits from a successful workforce, vibrant culture, and healthy, resilient individuals and families.
4PE is a grassroot organization founded in 2021 by a team of community leaders in response to increasing attacks on public education. 4PE supports and promotes the right of every child to an exceptional education that is welcoming, inclusive, safe, relevant, and nurturing. 4PE informs and engages communities to champion these values in public education.