stephanie jones

Blog your heart out on Monday about public schools – and support SOS!

In communities, democracy, Education Policy, justice, NCLB, politics, social action, Standing up for Kids, teacher education, teacher education resources on February 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm
Listen up everyone –
I’ve posted about SOS (Save Our Schools) before and the Million Teacher March –
They’re organizing an “I Love Public Education Blog Day” on Monday February 14th…so read below, blog your heart out – write your newspapers – send emails and messages to SOS and your legislators and your administrators and your teachers and your families and your students…and anyone else who might listen.
Two different folks – one from California and one from North Carolina contacted me about getting this word out to you all. Shout out to them and their leadership!
Everyone who cares about young people cares about our
schools. Our best schools nurture our children, make them feel safe, and able

to take the risks they need to in order to learn. But our schools are in danger

of becoming even more narrowly focused on test preparation, while class sizes

rise, and teachers are blamed for the ravages poverty inflicts on their


We are responding. We love our schools. We declare

Valentine’s Day, 2011, to be
I Love Public Education Blog Day. On this day we
will write our hearts out, about why it is that public education is so

important to us, our children, and our democratic society. If you or your readers will join us and tell why you love public education too, send your comments and posts to
Writing will be displayed at the website, and will be tweeted with the
hashtag #LovePublicEd. We offer the march and events of July 28 to 31st

in Washington, DC, as a focal point for this movement, and we ask participants

to link to this event, so we can build momentum for our efforts. If your readers wish to repeat this post on their own blog, we would love it. Please try to use the attached graphic to indicate that this is part of our campaign.

  1. Hello,
    I want to thank you for your posting regarding the “I love Public Education” campaign. The more awareness we can bring to the situation, the better off we will all be!

    I e-mailed you previously about Save Our Schools and National Call to Action. You have been blogging about the recent attacks on teachers and public schools. Our national grassroots movement is asking the “real” ed reform bloggers to join with us so that we can all speak with ONE VOICE all across the country during the month of March. You are one of them! And I am so grateful.
    Our theme for March is “Waking the Sleeping Giant”, which was inspired by the events in Wisconsin and other places around the country. The public is finally beginning to wake up to what’s been happening for the last few years – we’re seeing evidence of this not only in Wisconsin but in places such as Seattle and Rochester.

    We are asking you to keep your readers informed by continuing to mention our July 30 march in D.C. and by providing a link to our website in one or more of your posts during the month of March.

    If you would like to write a guest post for our website, send your post or your comments to Or if you would like to endorse our march, let us know and we will list your blog and url on our website.

    Posts can also be tweeted with the hashtag #WakingGiant. We offer the March and events of July 28 to 31st in Washington, D.C. as the focal point for this movement, and we ask participants
    to link to this event, so that we can build momentum for our efforts. We offer your choice of the graphics to go along with our theme “Waking the Sleeping Giant.” Please feel free to e-mail me if you would like me to forward them to you. We encourage you to use one or more of the graphics to indicate that our organization is sponsoring the march.

    Thank you for your help,
    Gail Edwards-Bryan
    Parent in Fremont CA
    Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action

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