Hello July; Here we come D.C. –
The Save Our Schools March is right around the corner, and the schedule looks amazing! Educators from around the country will descend upon our capitol from July 28th-July 31st, in an effort to reclaim our status as the professionals in the public school classroom. Ralliers are demanding an end to high-stakes testing, equitable funding for all schools, and local decision-making when it comes to curriculum.
The event includes a conference on Thurs and Friday, July 28th and 29th, a March starting at the Ellipse on Saturday, July 30th at noon, and an Follow-up Congress on Sunday morning. Planned speakers include Jonathon Kozol, Diane Ravitch, Deborah Meier, Pedro Noguera, Susan Ohanian, Stephen Krashen, and yes, even Matt Damon.
Are you attending? What are you looking forward to? What would you like to see come out of this?
You can register for the events here, if you haven’t already.
(On a side note, if anyone wants to car-pool from Chicago-land, please email me directly.)