Central, Aldersgate women meet


United Methodist Women from Central, Aldersgate and Harris Memorial United Methodist churches in Jackson engaged in the study of “Public Education; Issues and Challenges” April 22-23.

The study was held at Central UMC and was chaired by Mary Poindexter, coordinator of Education and Interpretation, and lead by Ann Johnson, lay leader and an English teacher at Lanier High School.

The focus of the study was the No Child Left Behind Act and related issues. Highlighting the discussions were a presentation by Dr. Deloris Mack, superintendent of the Mississippi School for the Deaf, and a panel presentation entitled “Public Education, What Is Good? What Could Be Better? What Are Some Real Concerns?” The panelists were Rosa King and Virginia Wilson, both Jackson Public School teachers, and Brandy Atkinson, a Jackson State University sophomore.

Dr. Iely B. Mohammed served as musician and Alice H. Emanuel was the photographer for the event. Refreshments and fellowship were under the direction of Ruby T. Turner and Johnnie B. Young. The Rev. Patrick Phillips, pastor of Central, and Cozetta W. Buckley, UMW president, were pleased with the success of the study and the ongoing cooperation between the three units in attendance.