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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:53 AM

 

Occupy DOE 2.0: The Battle for Public Schools and March to the White House: April 4-7. 2013

http://unitedoptout.com/the-official-schedule-for-occupy-doe-2-0-the-battle-for-public-schools/

In his second inaugural address, President Obama declared, “You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time – not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.”

Martin Luther King, Jr., years earlier, also emphasized the importance of our voice and actions when he stated, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Today, in honor of this moment in history, the administration of United Opt Out National proudly kicks off the official launch to Occupy DOE 2.0: The Battle for Public Schools and March to the White House. These are the times of challenge and controversy of which MLK spoke. It is also time that, as our President mandated, we lift our voices in support of the ideals that we value.

We cannot and will not stand silent as forces threaten to dismantle our system of public education, erode respect for the teaching profession, and erase opportunities for comprehensive and meaningful learning and development. We will stand tall and meet our obligation as citizens to be heard.

The following is a detailed schedule for April 4-7, 2013. The event takes place at the U.S. Dept. of Education at 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington D.C., 20202. Here is the official press release.


Contact: United Opt Out National
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Email: unitedoptoutnational@gmail.com
Website: http://unitedoptout.com
OCCUPY THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2.0
The Battle for Public Schools

Administrators of the public education advocacy group UNITED OPT OUT NATIONAL are hosting the second annual event on the grounds of the US Department of Education in Washington, DC on April 4-7, 2013. We ask all of those in support of teachers, students and public schools to attend. The third day will include an organized march to the White House.

The event is a four-day gathering of progressive education activists endeavoring to resist
the destructive influences of corporate and for-profit education reforms, which began in
previous administrations and persist with the current one. We cannot and will not stand
silent as the threats to dismantle our system of public education continue. These threats
include the erosion of the teaching profession, excessive use of standardized testing,
mandated scripted curriculum, the absolute disregard of child poverty, and reforms which
disproportionately impact minority communities.

We ask that you join us, stand tall, and meet your responsibility as citizens to be heard
above the din corporate influence. You will have the opportunity to hear speakers and
converse with public school advocates from across the country, including Diane Ravitch,
Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, Stephen
Krashen, Brian Jones, Deborah Meier, and many other students, teachers, and
community members (visit the link below for full schedule details).

Do not miss this free and unique opportunity to connect with like-minded public school
advocates. Come gather information and strategies that can be used to fight corporate
education reform in your own community. Join us and make your voice heard.

http://unitedoptout.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Occupy-DOE-2.0-Press-Release-FINAL-PDF.pdf

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HiPointDem Feb 2013 OP
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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:16 AM

1. how dare they launch an attack on race to the top and its proponents l nt

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:34 AM

2. Looks like a great

event. I'm going.

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:03 PM

3. Thanks for this!

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