Monday, June 3, 2013

Save Michigan's Public Schools Rally

Please consider attending the Save Michigan's Public Schools rally. An impressive list of speakers will be there as well as concerned parents, students, and teachers from around the state.  Several members of Okemos Parents for Schools will be going.  If you're looking for someone to carpool with, email or post in the comments to connect.

Date: Wednesday, June 19
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Capitol Lawn
Confirmed speakers: Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (Senate Minority Leader); Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Highland Park); Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids); John Austin (President, State Board of Education); Thomas Pedroni (Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies & Critical Policy Sociology - Wayne State Univ); Betsy Coffia (Save Michigan's Public Schools); K-12 Students Representing School Districts Around Michigan; Master of Ceremonies will be Tony Trupiano (Progressive Talk Radio Show Host/Night Shift with Tony Trupiano)

Save Michigan's Public Schools has created a Facebook "event" for the rally.  More than 160 have already confirmed.
More on Save Michigan's Public Schools, and the event:
Save Michigan’s Public Schools is a non-partisan grassroots network of concerned citizens. Our goal is to connect parents, students, educators and communities across Michigan and raise awareness of threats to public education.
We believe a free, quality public education is the cornerstone of a democratic society. We believe every child in Michigan deserves access to equal and excellent educational opportunities through public education. We believe public education must be locally-controlled, fully-funded, delivered by highly qualified professional teachers, and devoid of corporate involvement.
To this end, we support policymakers and public officials who reject the corporate, profit-motivated takeover of public schools, massive school closures, and meaningless high-stakes testing. We support wise policies and laws that forward sound, research-based, evidence-based solutions to support and improve our existing public school system.

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