Yearly Archives: 2011

July 2011

Dusty & Gay: From Sea to Shining Sea, to Save Public Education

July 24th, 2011|

July 24, 2011

Ashland – Williamsburg – Yorktown
As we leave Ashland, Virginia this morning, we are riding north of Richmond to Mechanicsville and through countryside that is dotted with Civil War battle sites now preserved as part of the Richmond National

Yesterday was a record-breaker- let’s keep pushing!

July 22nd, 2011|

First, a huge show of gratitude is in order to everyone who helped make yesterday our largest Money Cascade yet! You blasted past our original goal of $5,000, contributing well over $8,000 in online donations, and there are still checks

Record high temperatures + donations = broken thermometer!

July 21st, 2011|

There have been record high temperatures across the country today. And with your help, we’ve raised more in a single day than we ever have before!

So I guess we shouldn’t be too mad at our glitchy fundraising thermometer 🙂

As of

So we know you #LovePublicEd…

July 21st, 2011|

…to the tune of $4,570 as of 10:21 EDT this morning. We’re impressed– and extremely grateful.

We’ve now raised our one-day goal to $10,000, all of which go towards event costs like a giant screen, sound equipment, staging, and the like.


July 21st, 2011|

We just got started on today’s Money Cascade, with an initial goal of $5,000 for the day.

And as of right now, 8:36 Eastern Time (and still eye-rubbing hour for those of us in West of the Mississippi!), we have already

Dusty & Gay: The Historic Roots of Public Education

July 16th, 2011|


July 15, 2011

Cross Country by Bike – Christiansburg – The Natural Bridge of Virginia – Mineral – Ashland, Virginia
As we near the end, the beginning becomes clearer.  The historical roots of American Public Education become visible.  From Christiansburg, Virginia to

Interested in Tabling at the March or Conference?

July 14th, 2011|

If your organization has endorsed Save Our Schools March, we can give you the opportunity to table during the event. The National Park Service has given permission for 12 organizations to table at Ellipse Park during the rally on July

Diane Ravitch, Champion of Public Education, Leads SOS Teach-in on July 21st

July 13th, 2011|

Dr. Diane Ravitch has emerged as a true champion of public education over the past few years. She recently used her blog to explain why she has been such an active supporter of the Save Our Schools March:
I am marching

Quick note: Conference and Congress Registration closed

July 12th, 2011|

Interest in our Conference and Congress has been overwhelming and we have reached capacity for both events. We have closed registration at this time pending availability of additional space.

If additional space becomes available, we will offer registration to individuals on

Gay & Dusty: The Spirit of ’76 Lives On

July 10th, 2011|

July 10, 2011

Cross Country by Bike – Lookout, Kentucky – Rosedale, Virginia – Wytheville, Virginia – Christiansburg, Virginia
Coal and logging trucks have been our constant companions on the Appalachian back roads of Kentucky and continue in Virginia.  Often Dusty must stop his bike at the side of the these mountain roads to let them pass.  We see coal mines and logging operations but also some spectacular scenery.  Several times along our route we intersect with the Appalachian Hiking Trail and promise ourselves that we will one day try a portion of it.