Updates & Blog

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.

The AROS summer fight-back is underway!  Learn about "critical conversations" and who's participating in canvassing. Find out if there's an upcoming Town Hall in your area!

While our students await the start of a new school year...AROS Statement on the implosion of the Republican health care debate...Jitu Brown pens a powerful commentary...NAACP strengthens its position against vouchers...Center for American Progress releases a report detailing the racist history of vouchers in the U.S., and AFT president Randi Weingarten is attached when she agrees with the documentation in the CAP report.  All this in this week's AROS NewsBlast!

Hundreds of protesters hit the streets in Denver to send a message to  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...Voucher proponents on the Hill are pushing a federal tax credit voucher program...two new community schools announced in Philadelphia, and activists in Florida campaign against for-profit charter corporations.  Read these and other stories in this week's NewsBlast!

What is ALEC up to next week in Denver? Who's fighting against vouchers and who's expressing concern about Betsy DeVos's interest (or lack thereof) in enforcing the civil rights of students?  Read about it in this week's AROS NewsBlast!

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