Yearly Archives: 2011

December 2011

Call for Action – Educators Unite – Submitted by Peg Robertson

December 14th, 2011|

As public educators committed to democratic principles, we are charged to:

Advocate for authentic reform initiatives that support public education to ensure PK-12 students develop the critical thinking and process skills necessary to become informed citizens capable of supporting an effective

National Opportunity to Learn Summit – Speech by Diane Ravitch

December 10th, 2011|

The following speech was delivered by Diane Ravitch on December 9, 2011, at the National Opportunity to Learn Summit.  Our own Ken Bernstein has written a piece on this speech on his Daily Kos.  Check it out after reading the

To SOS Supporters From Don Bartalo

December 8th, 2011|

December 6th, 2011.  The recent action taken by New York State principals is a great example of what can happen when the collective action of educators is focused on a single issue. The principals in New York State are setting

November 2011

Transformers Top Ten List

November 4th, 2011|

This is a blog to tell SOS readers about  IDEC 2012 Week. 

And–the IDEC 2012 Conference in Puerto Rico next March, a celebration of democratic education– education that is human, powerful, relevant and transformative. Right up Save Our Schools’ alley.


September 2011

Account. Ability.

September 22nd, 2011|

There’s nothing I hate more than a semantic argument between educators. I invested way too many excruciating hours in ed school in the 1970s listening to people argue about whether some bit of knowledge was a goal or an objective,

Diane Ravitch Reminisces about the Rally and March

September 6th, 2011|

Diane Ravitch reminisces about the Save Our Schools rally and march in DC. Check out the great links she includes. Diane and Deborah Meier kick off their new season today in “Bridging Differences,” the Education Week blog they share.
What a timely

August 2011

Thanks, Dusty & Gay Blech! An Epilogue

August 12th, 2011|

From Dusty & Gay, August 7, 2011:


The Save Our Schools rally and march on Washington was an outstanding event and, as you no doubt could have guessed, filled with very clever, creative, and passionate teachers and people concerned about public

After Two Months of Riding–Gay & Dusty at the Save Our Schools Rally

August 12th, 2011|

Poster’s Note:  Apologies to Dusty & Gay Blech who faithfully shared all aspects of their amazing journey with the Save Our Schools March, for the delayed posting of their last two posts. Things got a little crazy before and immediately

July 2011

Live Audio Coverage of the March, 7/30

July 29th, 2011|

Follow along and listen to commentary during the SOS March events on Saturday!

Can’t make it to DC? No local events in your area? Have no fear! You can still follow along as Alice Mercer, teacher and Tech-Diva hosts a live

Save Our Schools March Responds to the White House, DOE

July 28th, 2011|

From our e-mail exchange with a DOE staffer:

“We sincerely appreciate the interest of the White House in the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action. We’d be pleased to host any White House or Department of Education personnel