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Save the Date! Week of Action: May 13-17, 2014

To mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, parents, students, educators and community residents are organizing actions across the country to continue the struggle for racial and educational justice and win the public schools all our children deserve.

May 13: Kickoff Rally at the U.S. Supreme Court

May 17: Local Actions and Voter Engagement in Cities Across America

Stay tuned for more details soon!

About the December 9 Day of Action

Over the last year, community groups and teachers unions have taken unprecedented steps to forge an alliance to work together to reclaim the promise of public education as our nation’s gateway to democracy and racial and economic justice. The National Day of Action on Dec. 9 was a major next step. It was the largest coordinated action to improve public education in recent memory. Parents, teachers, school support staff, students and community members took part in the Day of Action because we know that the market-based ideologies of privatization, austerity, division and competition are failing our children. We want to reclaim our schools and improve public education for all.

And the Day of Action was truly nationwide. Thousands participated in more than 100 events across the country, and hundreds of thousands more showed their support online.

We called upon our leaders to listen to those closest to the classroom about what’s best for our children. Together, we said YES to "The Principles that Unite Us," and NO to the corporate agenda for our schools; YES to great neighborhood public schools for all students, and NO to privatization, school closings and overtesting of students. We need a new path paved with early childhood education, project-based learning, wraparound services, teacher autonomy, professional development, parent and student voices, fair funding formulas and more.

Together, we made Dec. 9 a national day of recommitment to public schools. That was just the start. It was one step in coordinating and amplifying our voices, to be followed by multicity and multistate campaigns and larger actions in the spring.

National organizations sponsoring the Day of Action include

Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Annenberg Institute for School Reform |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dignity in Schools Coalition |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Gamaliel Network |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J) |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Leadership Center for the Common Good |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

League of United Latin American Citizens |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

National Education Association (NEA) |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

National Opportunity to Learn Campaign |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

We ask you to join us! For more information, you can contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Let’s move forward to build a community-union movement for educational equity and excellence!

 
 
 
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