Friday, July 22, 2011

Save Our Schools Rally

Save Our Schools is a national call for action. We want equitable funding for all public schools, assessment that informs instruction and doesn't close schools, curriculum that is responsive to the needs of the community, and policy that is informed by teachers and parents. We are also very concerned on a local level at the attacks on collective bargaining by the Ogden School District and the State Legislation.  We want to create a forum for educators to respond to these kind of attacks and form policy that will enable us to do our jobs effectively.

On Thursday, July 28th, 3-5 pm in the City Main Library Auditorium, we will be screening The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman and holding a public debate on charter schools.

On Friday, July 29th, beginning at 9:30 in the morning in City Main Library Conference Room Level 4, Keynote Speaker Representative Carol Spackman Moss will speak on policy informed by teaching experience. Carol taught for many years at Olympus High School before joining the Utah legislature.  We will also have workshops on teaching and activism and preventing corporate takeover of public schools.

1-3 pm, we will hold a rally in the outdoor amphitheater, followed by a brief march over to the Utah State Office of Education.

I am unable to attend on Friday, so if you attend, take some pictures and let me know how the day goes.

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