[WIGP-CC] Fwd: RE: Call Tonight on Save Our Schools rally


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From: "Todd Price" <Todd@toddprice.org>
Date: Jul 26, 2011 4:10 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 25, 2011
CONTACT: Thomas J. Mertz
Wisconsin 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 July
28 to 30, 2011, Wisconsin advocates will hold a rally in support of the Save Our Schools agenda at 3:00
PM 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 our
schools. Wisconsin has been ground zero in this; the Save Our Schools demands from the Guiding
Principles provide a great framework to build our state movement and work to expand opportunities to
learn” 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 communities
Doing more with less doesn't work. "The time to act is now. While phony debates revolve around debt
ceilings, students and teachers across the country are shortchanged. We need real reform, starting with
finally fixing the school funding formula, and putting families and communities first. What child and
what teacher don't deserve an excellent school?" said rally organizer Todd Price, former Green Party
Candidate for Department of Public Instruction and Professor of Teacher Education National Louis
University.
The event will feature speeches from educators, students, parents and officials, as well as opportunities
for school advocates from throughout Wisconsin to connect and organize around issues of importance
in their communities.
For more information, visit:

http://www.saveourschoolsmarch.org/ and

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