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“Emily Gasoi has over 20 years of significant and relevant experience in education, fighting alongside students, teachers, and parents. She is running for the Ward 1 seat to strengthen our neighborhood schools so that families have a real choice about where to send their children. Emily has smart ideas to engage constituents and raise the visibility of the State Board, so it’s a body that can hold the system accountable. If she is elected to the State Board, Emily will be part of a strong progressive bloc who can help fix some of the challenges facing our public schools.” —JUFJ Campaign Fund
“Emily Gasoi is a parent, former teacher and co-founder of a democratically run school in Boston. She has an MA and a doctorate degree in Education Leadership. She co-wrote These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools (2017) with Deborah Meier. Gasoi has supported WTU initiatives such as reducing the percentage that test scores can be used to evaluate schools as part of the ESSA Report Card. She is not beholden to corporate interests, understands the issues and will be a champion for neighborhood public schools, families and educators.” — Washington Teachers’ Union
“Our chapter is proud to endorse Emily Gasoi for the Ward 1 seat on the DC State Board of Education. Emily is an educator, parent, former teacher union member with @BTU66, and a lifelong advocate for public education for ALL. We can’t wait to organize with Emily!” — Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America
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DC State Board of Education Representatives
Ward 1 Representatives
Tony Donaldson, Jr., Ward 1 Democratic Committee member
Stuart Karaffa, Ward 1, Commissioner ANC1D05
’m proud to endorse Emily Gasoi for the Ward 1 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education! Emily is a former union teacher who will fight for D.C.’s parents, teachers, and students. Her experience teaching in the classroom and as a lifelong advocate for high quality public schools is vital for the Board right now. I hope all my Ward 1 friends vote for Emily!
Diane Ravitch, Ph.D.
Help elect an ally to the DC school board! Emily Gasoi is a lifelong educator, her opponent is a banker with no ed experience who was on the board of DFER. He’s out-fundraising her 3-1. Let’s crowd source Emily's campaign--with whatever you can afford!
I’ve known Emily for over two decades, as a colleague, co-author & friend. I can think of no one more qualified to serve on the @DCSBOE. Emily will bring deep experience & passion to the role. Please consider donating or volunteering!
- Deb Meier, educator, author, & advocate