As I passed through Eaton, OH, I met Mary who runs a health foods store just outside of town. She let me fill my water from her tap, and I got to chatting with her over a luna bar and sweet tea. When she found out I was a teacher and headed to DC for NEA, she felt compelled to tell me how testing is just the worst thing in education right now.
I told her about the United Opt-Out campaign, and she was very excited to spread the word among her friends and family. So I gave her a CORE button for her teacher friends, and a Parents4Teachers button for herself.
That’s all it takes to organize people. See you in DC tomorrow. And if you’re headed to Eaton, OH, please support Mary’s business.