Yearly Archives: 2013

December 2013

Florida Premier of Standardized Movie – Jan. 25th

December 24th, 2013|

Attend the Florida Premier of the New Documentary

The film viewing will be followed by a Q & A session about the high-stakes testing, standardization, and corporate reform.  Also, pieces from the SOS National Gallery of Artful Resistance will be on

SOS National Board Elected

December 1st, 2013|

It’s official,
the SOS National Board
has been elected!
We offer a heart-felt thanks to all who participated in the election and the webinars, and we look forward to collaborating with our new board members in the upcoming year!

November 2013

A Funeral for Closed Schools

November 15th, 2013|

Priests, Caskets, a Marching Band, & a Couple of Witches
On October 29, 2013 a funeral was held outside the New York City Panel for Educational Policy.   See footage from the funeral here.

When Michael Bloomberg was elected mayor of New

Baloney! – The New Game for PD & Staff Meetings

November 8th, 2013|

Our friends at MORE, Norm Scott & Brian Jones, have come up with a cute way for you and your colleagues to amuse yourselves on your next professional development day: BINGO… or better yet, Baloney!

“During professional development, or your next

Philly School Closings Photo Exhibit

November 5th, 2013|

Photo Collective Focuses on Philly Public School Crisis

Photographs of many of the 24 Philadelphia public schools that were closed in 2013 will be on display at Scribe Video Center as part of a group exhibition featuring the work of the

October 2013

Lessons from the 1963 Boycott

October 31st, 2013|

We had a highly successful, co-sponsored Campaign for Artful Resistance event on October 22nd to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 boycott of Chicago Public Schools, when an estimated 250,000 Chicagoans – mostly CPS students – protested segregation and inequality.  More than

Campaign for Artful Resistance at St. Thomas Aquinas College

October 5th, 2013|

What a glorious event!  More than 100 attended for a celebration that included musician Tom Chapin, African dancing and drummers, the Bossy Frog band, Mr. Amazing the juggler, student-led puppet performances, and much more!  The St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) Art Therapy Club collaborated with participants

September 2013

SOS & Saturn Series Poetry Night

September 5th, 2013|

On Monday September 2, 2013 the Saturn Poetry Reading and Open Mike, hosted by SuPolo devoted an evening to the Save Our Schools Campaign for Artful Resistance.  The evening was billed as “Special school themed poetry reading, presenting a night

July 2013

SOS Dolls “on Parade”

July 5th, 2013|


On the eve of July 4th, three intrepid education activists: Morna McDermott, Nancy Shelton and Bess Altwerger brought the quest to end corporate reform to the streets of Catonsville, a small town in MD which has a tradition of lining

June 2013

Clearwater Festival

June 24th, 2013|

On Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th, SOS represented at Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Festival in Croton, NY. The festival attracts approximately 20,000 visitors annually, and several hundred people visited the SOS booth. In addition to spreading the word about