Save Our Schools March and NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION 7/30/11
NEWSFLASH! THE NEW WEBPAGE IS UP! www.saveourschoolsmarch.org
If you are a supporter of public school education, join all supporters on July 30, 2011 in Washington, D.C. for the SOS March and National Call to Action. It’s part of the July 28 – 31, 2011 events that will be held in D.C. Go to the new website above and get involved. You can also rsvp on our other site at causes.com to let the organizers know you plan to be there — or if you can’t be there, rsvp anyway to show your support for public education.
In December Anthony Cody, Jesse Turner, Nancy Flanagan, Laurie Murphy, and Bess Altwerger created the causes.com site on Facebook . You can go directly there for updates even if you don’t have a Facebook account — and you can shop in our new online store at cafepress. You can order a black shirt if you’re supporting efforts in the New York City area to “Wear Black and Take Our Schools Back” on Fridays.You can get these shirts in any color with or without a heart (I Love Public Education) on them. The money will go toward our fund-raising efforts. Other items are available, such as bumper stickers and mugs.
You can also go to the new SaveOurSchoolsMarch.org website at the top and sign up to show your support, to receive e-news , or to volunteer. We will need volunteers working at the local, state, and national levels in our fight to prevent the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. You can also find updates on the new website about the march, and you’ll be able to see our demands.
If you are blogging about school reform, let me know. We can include a link to your site when our new, more comprehensive website is launched in February. So far I have found over 200 blogs/websites by parents and educators who blog about the unintended consequences of NCLB and RTTT. And I think I’ve only scratched the surface!
I have to tell you that this is a committed group I’m working with. If we all join together, we’ll get back control of our schools. Join us now!