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Last year I helped organize the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action in Washington DC.  I am no longer involved in the leadership, and have a number of personal conflicts with this year's schedule.  I am neverthless urging you to consider attending.

Thus I offer you this:

TEN REASONS TO ATTEND THE AUG. 3 - 5 SAVE OUR SCHOOLS CONVENTION
Marriott Wardman Park hotel, Washington, DC

- Hear author Jonathan Kozol's prescription for saving public schools  
-  Meet the next generation of student activist leaders
-  Learn from Deborah Meier, the first public school teacher to win a MacArthur "genius" award
-  Be briefed by civil rights lawyers about the latest initiatives to protect parents and educators
-  Talk to school board members spearheading the opposition to failed policies
-  Explore with Nancy Carlsson-Page the concerns of early childhood educators
-  Find out organizers' plans for expanding the testing opt-out movement
-  Examine the assessment reform agenda for replacing "No Child Left Behind"
-  Listen to grassroots leaders debate the Peoples Principles platform
-  Discover why education activists from across the U.S. support Save Our Schools

For details about registration or discounted hotel accommodations:
http://www.saveourschoolsmarch.org/
The full program schedule is online at: http://saveourschoolsmarch.com/...

Originally posted to teacherken on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 08:03 AM PDT.

Also republished by Education Alternatives and Teachers Lounge.

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