Save Our Schools March
I was going to call this piece a recap, but that really isn’t an accurate description. I participated in the conference and the march and the grand consensus among most of us was that the Save Our Schools March is only a beginning. It must be only a beginning, fostering a well-organized national movement to literally save our schools. I do not support the status quo; I support quality schools and equity of resources for all children.
I had planned well before the trip that I would not participate in the post-SOS March congress, in order to visit the Holocaust Museum. (A temporary exhibit on propaganda at the museum was eerily pertinent to the current rhetoric regarding public schools.) Numerous supporters around the country will need some related debriefing about where, and how, we should concentrate our efforts if we are to address the very real problems with our educational system. What happens next depends on our collective ability and willingness to unite and work diligently, even courageously, on behalf of public schools. I’m in. Are you up for it?
Here are some shots from Saturday:
May we raise our voices and join our efforts to both honor and revive the spirits of those who lie here.