Teachers and parents may have their differences from time to time, but they all agree that providing our nation’s children with the best possible education is a top priority. That’s why parents and teachers are joining forces to make our voices heard in Washington, D.C.
I hope you’ll join me, other concerned parents, and teachers at the “Save Our Schools March & National Call to Action” in Washington, D.C. on July 30.
The main goal of the event is to advocate for education policy reform that will enhance educational opportunities for all children. Objectives include:
· Equitable funding for all public school communities
· Full public funding of family and community support services
· Teacher, family and community leadership in forming education policies
· The use of multiple and varied assessments to evaluate students, teachers and schools
· Educational opportunities that develop every student’s intellectual, creative and physical potential
The march toward the Department of Education will begin at 2:00 p.m. on July 30. A rally preceding the march will take place at Ellipse Park at noon, featuring speakers, music and other activities.
If you can stay longer, workshops, seminars and a film festival will be held at American University on July 28, July 29 and July 31. Inspirational speakers and informative workshops will offer attendees strategies for taking action in their communities and school districts.
I hope to see you there.
Chair - Parent, Family and Community Outreach Committee
Save Our Schools March