Save Our Schools! Rally in Cambridge May 26 and in DC July 30

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Speak Out for Public Education: Rally and Press Conference, Harvard Square (in “The Pit,” behind Out of Town News).

While Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is inside Harvard Yard performing as Chief Marshal of his 25th Harvard Class Reunion, a group of prominent educators and public school teachers will be outside the ivied walls offering a public critique of his policies.

Speakers include Centro Presente, Prof. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Whitney Elliot, Alfie Kohn, Deborah Meier, Merrie Najimy, Monty Neill, Ruth Rodriguez Fay, Larry Aaronson. For more information, contact Jenny Kastner 617-945-2869.

Save Our Schools! Rally in Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 30

Citizens for Public Schools is proud to join FairTest and other organizations that have endorsed the Save Our Schools Rally. Educators and families from around the country say they are fed up with so-called “reform” policies that falsely label more than 80% of U.S. public schools as failures. To counter what they call unfair attacks on teachers and public education, a growing coalition of individuals and organizations is mobilizing for a national day of action in support of public schools.

On Saturday, July 30, 2011, thousands of people will gather at the White House in Washington, DC and at locations around the nation to express their desire to reclaim the right to determine the path of education reform in their own communities. The “Save Our Schools” March and allied events are being organized by a network of teachers, parents and community activists. For more information, click here.