Lauren Hopson, whose remarks at a Knox County School Board meeting gained national attention, is seeking the Presidency of the Knox County Education Association. Hopson is joined in campaigning by Amy Cate, who is seeking the Vice Presidency, and Linda Holtzclaw, running for Secretary.
Hopson’s speech was the catalyst for a movement that become SPEAK: Students, Parents, and Educators Across Knox County.
The group speaks out on education issues and even recruited and supported some successful candidates in the recent school board election.
Hopson sought to draw attention to Knox County Schools policies that she believed harmed both teachers and their students. Now, SPEAK keeps Knox County citizens informed of relevant education issues and regularly engages local policymakers in discussions about how to improve Knox County Schools.
Here is the video that helped launch Hopson:
SPEAK Members Marching:
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