Thursday, July 28, 2011

#SOSMarch 'Save our Schools' Leaders Decline White House Invitation - Politics K-12 - Education Week

'Save our Schools' Leaders Decline White House Invitation - Politics K-12 - Education Week

'Save our Schools' Leaders Decline White House Invitation

The organizers of the Save our Schools March and National Call to Action are saying "no thanks" to a White House invitation to meet with education advisers to President Barack Obama tomorrow.

Organizers instead say the White House can come to them, or they'll come to the White House on Sunday. Obama officials had no comment on the executive committee's response to their invitation.

In a statement this evening, the executive committee said:

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 on the Ellipse on Saturday so they can hear firsthand what teachers, students, parents and community members from around the country have to say about public education. Thousands

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Save Our Schools March Responds to the White House, DOE

Save Our Schools March Responds to the White House, DOE

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 on the Ellipse on Saturday so they can hear firsthand what teachers, students, parents & community members from around the country have to say about public education. Thousands of concerned citizens will be sharing their experiences and their thoughts on the future of our schools. July 30th is your opportunity to listen to us. After the March, we will be open to meeting with White House or Department of Education leaders to further discuss our specific proposals.”
-Bess Altwerger & Rick Meyer, on behalf of the Save Our Schools March Executive Committee

Daily Kos: Save Our Schools #SOSMarch responds to the White House, Dept. of Ed

Daily Kos: Save Our Schools March responds to the White House, Dept. of Ed

Save Our Schools March responds to the White House, Dept. of Ed

The following message was just sent in response to a recent exchange with a Department of Education 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 on the Ellipse on Saturday so they can hear firsthand what teachers, students, parents & community members from around the country have to say about public education. Thousands of

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