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ACTION EDUCATION • SOS March Builds Pushback to Corporate Reform

Stan Karp

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Home > Archives > Volume 26 No.1 - Fall 2011

Pushing back against sustained attacks on teachers and public education, thousands of educators, parents, and activists came to Washington, D.C., July 28–31 to “Save Our Schools.” They responded to the SOS National Call to Action by attending a two-day conference, a spirited rally and march to the White House, and a post-rally congress to build on what they started.

The call to action focused on four core demands:  

The SOS mobilization reflected growing opposition to the corporate reform agenda of testing, teacher bashing, and privatization. It drew strength over the past year from several sources:


Photo: Rick Reinhard
Save Our Schools rally and speakers (clockwise from left) Jonathan Kozol,
Deborah Meier, Angela Valenzuela and Pedro Noguera



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