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From: "Todd Price" <Todd@toddprice.org>
Date: Jul 26, 2011 4:10 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJULY 25, 2011CONTACT: Thomas J. MertzEmail:Phone: (608) 215-1942Wisconsin Public School Advocates to Rally at the Capitol, Saturday July 30, 3:00 PM“A need for national, state, and local action”As hundreds of thousands of public school supporters gather in Washington DC the weekend of July28 to 30, 2011, Wisconsin advocates will hold a rally in support of the Save Our Schools agenda at 3:00PM on Saturday July 30, near the State St. entrance to the Capitol.“Public schools are under attack. There is a need for national, state, and local action in support of ourschools. Wisconsin has been ground zero in this; the Save Our Schools demands from the GuidingPrinciples provide a great framework to build our state movement and work to expand opportunities tolearn” said education activist Thomas J. Mertz.The Save Our Schools demands are:• Equitable funding for all public school communities• An end to high stakes testing used for the purpose of student, teacher, and school evaluation• Teacher, family and community leadership in forming public education policies• Curriculum developed for and by local school communitiesDoing more with less doesn't work. "The time to act is now. While phony debates revolve around debtceilings, students and teachers across the country are shortchanged. We need real reform, starting withfinally fixing the school funding formula, and putting families and communities first. What child andwhat teacher don't deserve an excellent school?" said rally organizer Todd Price, former Green PartyCandidate for Department of Public Instruction and Professor of Teacher Education National LouisUniversity.The event will feature speeches from educators, students, parents and officials, as well as opportunitiesfor school advocates from throughout Wisconsin to connect and organize around issues of importancein their communities.For more information, visit:####
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