News & Updates

#WeChoose coordinates national actions on October 9th; the Buffalo Public Schools board of education passes a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charter schools; Schott Foundation to host webinar on October 25th. Upcoming showings of Backpack Full of Cash, and more!

Check out this week's NewsBlast to learn about the #WeChoose Campaign's October 9th plans, and a national week of action against school push-out, hosted by the Dignity in Schools Campaign.  We also report on a victory against for-profit charter expansion in Florida, and efforts to stop a district takeover in Mississippi.  Welcome to the fight-back!!

Protesters continue to bird-dog Betsy DeVos, this time in Boston...Students in NYC march and call on the Mayor to stop the criminalization of Black and Latino youth...#WeChoose rallies at the U.S. Capitol.

Twenty cities took part in coordinated actions on September 20th to express our opposition to the Trump/DeVos agenda of cuts to public education, vouchers and privatization. Labor/community coalitions in a range of cities called on their members of Congress to reject tax cuts for the wealthy, and invest in public schools.  This week's NewsBlast includes a round-up of some of those actions.  Check it out!

The Fight-Back continues with efforts to make sure Education Secretary Betsy DeVos--and members of Congress--know that we won't accept the Trump/DeVos agenda for our schools.  Newark celebrates a hard-fought return to local control. Little Rock fights school closures. Hundreds of Bostonians turn out to watch Backpack Full of Cash.

Los Angeles and Milwaukee teacher unions head to the bargaining table with community members at their side. Both unions are engaged in "bargaining for the common good" -- including community organizations in the development of contract demands. Newark Public Schools returns to local control after two decades for resistance! Advancement Project and Padres Unidos unveil new restorative practices project...and much more! 

Organizations around the country are canvassing, building their base, and fighting back against the Trump budget and tax plan.  It's time to resist!  Denver says "NO" to ICE.  Illinois legislature passes new voucher initiative. Join Americans for Tax Fairness webinar on the fight against Trump's tax cuts to the wealthy.

Wisconsin AROS groups take on Paul Ryan's "town hall" that's not a town hall;  Little Rock commemorates the Little Rock Nine at 60. MEJA is hiring; the PFT passes a resolution against white supremacy.

Wisconsin AROS groups take on Paul Ryan's "town hall" that's not a town hall;  Little Rock commemorates the Little Rock Nine at 60. MEJA is hiring; the PFT passes a resolution against white supremacy.

AROS participates in national mass organizing call...launches summer initiative.  AQE calls for NY governor to sever ties with Dan Loeb. Upcoming events and how to find a Town Hall near you.

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