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Current Advocacy Campaigns to Model/Join

Campaigns advocating for public education are listed to possibly join or emulate. We ask that you communicate with each campaign contact before using their materials.

  • AASA: I Love Public Education
    http://www.lovepubliceducation.org
    The I Love Public Education campaign is a yearlong effort to highlight why public schools are essential to developing the future generations that will maintain our country’s status as a world leader. The campaign is designed to facilitate deliberate conversations and strong, meaningful actions on the efforts to bolster our schools to best support the students they serve. #lovepubliceducation

     

  • For the People:
    A Vision for Oklahoma Public Education

    forthepeopleok.com
    For nearly two years, dozens of local school administrators and school board members in Oklahoma worked to develop a collaborative, research-based vision for public education. With the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and the Oklahoma State School Boards Association providing coordination, the group completed its work in spring 2014. In late summer, the associations began sharing the work with school board members, educators, policymakers and parents across the state. To highlight and emphasize the importance of the group’s work, the associations debuted a video to serve as an introduction to the project. The video, full report, community engagement guide and other resources are available at www.forthepeopleok.com.

  • Georgia VisionThe Georgia Vision Project —
    A Vision for Public Education

    www.visionforpubliced.org
    A coalition of 31 organizations, including the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA), drives the Georgia Vision Project to work together for change and support of public education in Georgia.  From their website: “Our vision is that public education in Georgia will provide all children an equitable and excellent education that prepares them for college, career and life.” Check out their executive summary for their Guiding Principles, and the Immediate and Long-Range Steps to transform Georgia Public Education.

  • NSBA Magic JohnsonStand Up 4 Public Schools
    standup4publicschools.org
    The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has launched a major new national campaign to celebrate the great things happening in America’s public schools, “Stand Up 4 Public Schools.” Launched in partnership with member state associations and featuring celebrity “public schools advocates” that include Sal Khan, founder of the not-for-profit Khan Academy, basketball legend and business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr., and actor and former talk show host Montel Williams, the intent of the NSBA campaign is to counter the aggressive, well-funded attacks on public education with nationwide outreach that supports local school board governance and honors the achievements of America’s public schools. A central tenet of the celebrity-driven campaign, “Who I am today began with public education,” is paired with the rejoinder, “Today’s public schools are better than ever.” Key campaign assets are in the public domain and may be downloaded from the campaign microsite,www.standup4publicschools.org.
     
     

  • Raise Your Hand for Public EducationRaise Your Hand for Public Education
    www.nea.org/home/raiseyourhand.html
    The National Education Association (NEA) has developed its campaign entitled, “Raise Your Hand for Public Education.” This national initiative is designed to renew a call to action to education stakeholders including educators, parents and community leaders to commit to great public schools for all students.  When these impassioned leaders unite, American children can achieve more. Through this initiative, stakeholders are empowered to make a difference through donations, legislative action, and a day of action.
     
     

  • Reclaiming the Promise logoReclaiming the Promise
    www.aft.org/promise/index.cfm
    The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) invites stakeholders to “Reclaim the Promise” of America. While the group is dedicated to education, this advocacy campaign extends beyond K-12 education into healthcare and public service. The group’s visions of reclaiming the promise include:

    • High-quality public education for all children that nurtures a joy of teaching and learning.
    • Access to early childhood care and education for all families, including the supports they need.
    • Access to affordable and excellent higher education.
    • The resources and staffing our hospitals and medical centers need to provide world-class patient care.
    • Properly funded and dependable public services and programs that meet the needs of our communities.
    • Safeguarding the retirement security for all working women and men.
       
       
  • We Go Public logoWe Go Public
    www.wegopublic.com/about-us/
    “We Go Public” is a campaign from Bexar County Public Schools, encouraging its stakeholders to invest time, money, and energy in loving their local schools. The campaign focuses on what happens daily in Bexar’s 15 Independent School Districts. A true community partnership, the initiative is led in part by leaders from major local companies including the USAA and Toyota. Featuring a letter from each district’s superintendent and a bevy of calls to action right on the campaign’s website, Bexar County Public Schools knows how to engage its residents – whether they have children in the schools or not.
     
     

  • Rise Above the MarkRise Above the Mark
    www.riseabovethemark.com
    Rise Above the Mark is a documentary narrated by Peter Coyote that brings to light the heartbreaking realities of public education. It’s the story of what happens when politics enters the classroom. Public schools are boxed in by current corporate reforms. Rules and regulations restrict vision, depreciate funding, demoralize teachers, and turn students into test-taking machines, robbing them of time to foster creativity. Rise Above the Mark focuses on Indiana’s struggles with public school reforms — the same types of struggles experienced in schools throughout the United States. Experts Diane Ravitch, Linda Darling-Hammond, Pasi Sahlberg and others discuss how America can make positive changes to provide an exceptional public school system for all children. Contact West Lafayette Board of School Trustees and Superintendent of Schools, Rocky Killion, for more information.