(Rocky Ford, CO) -- Close to 70 Southeast Colorado residents dedicated two hours of their time to watch a documentary about our children on a Thursday night in Rocky Ford.
The T.E.N Talks, or Thursday Night Education Talks at the Rocky Ford Grand Theatre hosted a Colorado woman who was part of the documentary, Whose Children Are They?
The film highlighted some challenges parents have had during the pandemic and some general concerns about education right now.
Director of Community Engagement at Parents Defending Education, Mailyn Salabarria stayed after to answer citizen questions about how they can get involved locally. Salabarria was born in Cuba and has lived in the US since 2001. She has a law degree and a journalism degree. She spoke Thursday night as an advocate for parental and individual rights.
While it was noted that Southeast Colorado has great schools there was concern voiced that the National Teachers Union is affecting schools at the local level more than in years past. And it was encouraged that parents get involved with local school boards, to attend meetings, talk to teachers and be informed about what the next generation is learning and not learning. It was noted that Southeast Colorado schools have not been involved in some of the high profile controversies however several Colorado schools have made the national news in the last couple of years.
If you'd like more information on the documentary film shown Thursday night at the Grand, you can find it in this link. https://whosechildrenarethey.com/
Here's the trailer.
The Otero County Republican Women sponsor the FREE T.E.N Talks each month at the Grand Theatre in Rocky Ford. Be watching for the next one which is going to be on the 30 X 30 plan and a talk on the Constitution in October.