May 2015

Massachusetts Teachers Association Votes for Opt Out Movement

May 12th, 2015|

Delegates to the 2015 MTA Annual Meeting have voted to support the right of parents to opt their children out of high-stakes standardized testing.

The Annual Meeting, which drew more than 1,100 delegates from all over Massachusetts to the Hynes Convention

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December 2014

Give a Meaningful Gift!

December 5th, 2014|

Need a meaningful gift idea for your holiday shopping list?
For a hard to please family member? For a friend who has everything?
Make a tax-deductible donation to Save Our Schools in their name!
Support connecting education activists nationwide working to defend every

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

December 2nd, 2014|

December 2, 2014

Retail stores have Black Friday
Local merchants have Small Business Saturday
On-line vendors have Cyber Monday…
Nonprofit organizations have—Giving Tuesday!
Give a tax-deductible gift to protect public education as the civil right of every child. Help SOS host Spring 2015 national events

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Teachers of Conscience Request Support

December 1st, 2014|

Rosalie Friend, who helps drive the Education Town Hall BUS (BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, Save Our Schools March), offers the following resource. Teachers of Conscience, originating in New York, present a position paper and call to action on market-based

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September 2014

We ACT Radio – Every Thursday!

September 23rd, 2014|

On the BUS:
First-Hand Tales of Teaching, Speaking Out, and Consequences

What happens to teachers who speak out about problems they see in their work? Join the next Education Town Hall BUS as two educators tell first-hand stories and discuss the larger issues,

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The Climate March – 2014

September 21st, 2014|

It has been reported by some news outlets that the Climate March in New York City on September 21st brought together the largest number of protesters in its history: 300,000 people! It is a sad truth that privatization is not

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June 2014

SOS at the Clearwater Festival

June 23rd, 2014|

I just arrived home after a wonderful weekend for SAVE OUR SCHOOLS at the Clearwater Festival. This year, it was a glorious memorial to Pete Seeger and a celebration of the arts. We worked out a schedule where our table

February 2014

Get Behind this New Film Project

February 10th, 2014|

Philadelphia School Nursing Crisis is Focus of Sick Days
Philadelphia, PA — A new multimedia documentary Sick Days: The Philadelphia School Nurse Shortage explores the impact of budget cuts on Philadelphia public schools, focusing on school nurses. [Sample photographs at bottom

Join the Valentine’s Day “Love-in” Protest

February 1st, 2014|

Parents Are Not Helpless
What can parents do when the politically connected and the powerful create education policy that ignores Campbell’s law? My advice, parents, is to fight the power, and Opt Out! Learn more information about opting out.
Not ready to

January 2014

Pete Seeger: Farewell, friend

January 30th, 2014|

SOS Mourns the loss of a great man, but celebrates the greatness of his life’s work.
By: Rosalie Friend & Terry Moore

I am so glad that SOS had a booth at Clearwater, and I got to hear Pete one last time.