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The following message was just sent in response to a recent exchange with a Department of Education staffer:

We sincerely appreciate the interest of the White House in the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action. We’d be pleased to host any White House or Department of Education personnel on the Ellipse on Saturday so they can hear firsthand what teachers, students, parents & community members from around the country have to say about public education. Thousands of concerned citizens will be sharing their experiences and their thoughts on the future of our schools. July 30th is your opportunity to listen to us. After the March, we will be open to meeting with White House or Department of Education leaders to further discuss our specific proposals.

We have one more day of our conference, then our march, and then our congress to plan.  We look forward to people coming on Saturday to Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action  That includes people in the Department of Education, the White House, Congress, and all of you.

Peace.

Originally posted to teacherken on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 04:39 PM PDT.

Also republished by Teachers Lounge and Education Alternatives.

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