Going to the DNC?
Meet up with members of Charlotte’s PAA affiliate MecklenburgACTS at one or both of their planned rallies!
Monday, September 3:
Rally: 12:30-1 p.m. Movie screening: 1-3 p.m. EpiCentre Theater: 210 E. Trade St. .
“Won’t Back Down” film and panel discussion sponsored by Michelle Rhee’s Students First, Parent Revolution and Democrats for Educational Reform. Funders of these well-heeled groups include the Broad, Walton and Gates foundations, Rupert Murdoch and Wall Street hedge funds.
Tuesday, September 4:
Rally: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Program: 1:30-4 p.m. Knight Theater: 430 S. Tryon St.
Democrats for Educational Reform Town Hall. The panel will feature elected officials who have supported legislation on policies such as high-stakes testing, charter school expansion and private school vouchers. Some of these bills are now being pushed by the ultra-conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
From the flyer: “Please join us before both events to rally in support of a more dynamic vision of an excellent public education for every student – one centered on parent and community involvement, greater support for dedicated educators and a vigorous, creative approach to learning and evaluation at all public schools. We also urge you to sign up to attend the events and voice your thoughts.”
Get more information and links to sign up for the screening/panel and town hall meeting here.
There was already a nice mention of the rallies and PAA’s positions in the Charlotte Observer.