Sunday, December 2, 2012

Introduction to Students United for Public EducationSave Our Schools

Introduction to Students United for Public EducationSave Our Schools:

Introduction to Students United for Public Education

Students United for Public Education

Originally posted November 26, 2012
 It’s finally here. It’s time we share this initiative widely. Students United for Public Education
Ever since the fantastic work students at University of Wisconsin-Madison did a few months back, I was fortunately connected to so many like-minded students. Since then, an initiative has been under construction.
There has been a significant amount of criticizing, discussing, and debating, but we all recognized such action can only get us so far. Of course it is pivotal that we continue bringing in differing perspectives, but we must go beyond the regular avenues of discourse and exposure to ensure further progress.
With this purpose in mind, we are working together to build a new national student organization with a clear agenda of what we believe in and what we support.
Whether you are a student in college or high school, a parent, teacher, professor, community member, researcher–any interest in promoting educational equity whatsoever–we are in search of your support and input.
We hope you will take a couple minutes to read through our goals and our beliefs. If you find yourself aligning with our positions, we hope you will join our network as we work together to promote quality education for all. There is much work to be done and actions to be planned, but we believe creating a national network is the necessary first step.
We thank all of you who have inspired and supported us to take action, and hope you continue to support us as we launch a new aspect of the student movement.
Your core founders of Students United for Public Education
Stephanie Rivera, Rutgers University, 
Michael Billeaux, University of Wisconsin-Madison
, René Espinoza, Kissell, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
Dan Suárez, University of Wisconsin-Madison