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3 fixes for tax plan: newsletter for 12/07/17

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Thumbnail of the 12/07/17 newsletter, 3 fixes for Congress’s tax plan – full issue here http://conta.cc/2Bdhrbo ; printable version here120717 Action of the week:  Call your Senators and Representatives to demand 3 fixes for tax plan: oppose expansion of 529 accounts (vouchers, private school tuition tax break) restore deductions for property taxes put back teachers’ supply incentive Tweet of the week: 3 fixes for Congress tax plan: 1) don’t expand 529 private school tuition tax breaks 2) restore state/local tax …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 11/28/17: Reclaiming our time

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Thumbnail of the 11/28/17 newsletter, Reclaiming our Time for Public Education – full issue here; printable version here; 112817 Action of the week:  Support PAA and speak truth to power! PAA’s Reclaiming our Time for Public Education t-shirts now available here! Tweet of the week: Support a strong national voice for public school parents! http://parentsacrossamerica.org/reclaiming-our-time-for-public-education-giving-tuesday/ PAA News: PAA founding member Helen Gym reports that Philadelphia public schools have gained back public control.

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 10/04/17

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Thumbnail of the 10/04/17 newsletter, NPE Reflections: full issue here; printable version here Action of the week:  Help us thank NPE for hosting the successful national conference in Oakland. NPE is the only group that brings together hundreds of public school advocates in an annual conference. While working on a very tight budget, they also provided a variety of scholarships and other financial breaks to help with conference fees. NPE deserves our support. Tweet of the week: Congratulations to #NPE17CA …

PAA Newsletter and Action of the Week for 10/4/17

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Thumbnail of the 10/04/17 newsletter (full issue here; printable version here100417 Action of the week:  Get ready for #NPE17CA – PAA is presenting one all-PAA workshop and PAAers will be speaking at a variety of other sessions, details here. Tweet of the week:Looking forward to #NPE17CA and seeing so many great friends and allies in the fight for strong public schools for our children. Join PAAers in Oakland 10/13-10-15  https://tinyurl.com/yaxead4s PAA News: PAA-Bay Area is presenting “Backpack Full of Cash” …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 9/28/17

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Thumbnail of the 9/28/17 newsletter (full issue here; printable version here 092817. Action of the week:  Take a knee for public education. Inequality in educational opportunity is real. Review and share PAA’s updated fact sheets on educational inequity. Tweet of the week: #Takeaknee for public education. Inequities cheat children of color out of fair educational opportunity! https://tinyurl.com/y79r3d2z Fair school funding, strong, well-supported public schools, quality education for all! PAA News: Schedule of PAA presenters at the NPE conference Student privacy …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 9/21/17

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Thumbnail of the 9/21/17 newsletter (full issue here; printable version here – 92117: Action of the week:  Get ready for the Network for Public Education conference in Oakland, Oct. 14-15, 2017. Meet up with us or join virtually (watch this space for details) Tweet of the week: Get ready for Network for Public Education “Now More Than Ever: Fight for Public Education”. https://events.bizzabo.com/NPE17CA  #NPE17CA via @bizzabo PAA News: Schedule of PAA presenters at the NPE conference PAA’s panel is “Real …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 9/14/17

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Thumbnail of the 9/14/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Let’s disrupt DeVos’s “Rethinking Schools” scheme: 1. Send a letter to the editor 2. Learn more about Pay for Success and social impact bonds. Try Alison McDowell’s blog here. 3. Share this article about how DeVos undermined MIchigan schools, by PAA Board member Steven Norton, executive director of Michigan Parents for Schools. Tweet of the week: @BetsyDeVosED (re)thinking people reject your rhetoric, NO to Pay for Success NO to …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 9/6/17

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Thumbnail of the 9/6/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Share survey results with Congress. Tweet of the week: Welcome Congress back with this message – Listen to parents! Fund our public schools, no $$$ for charters, vouchers https://shar.es/1SQN9V  

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 8/31/17

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Thumbnail of the 8/31/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Help for Houston Tweet of the week: A terrible teachable moment on climate change https://tinyurl.com/ybo4wf2n #HelpforHouston PAA News: Don’t miss Public School Shakedown’s back-to-school special. PAA President Dora Taylor is a “Progressive Education Fellow” for The Progressive magazine which features her most recent article, “Voucher Vocabulary: A Guide to School Voucher Programs by Any Other Name.” PAA founding member Pamela Grundy has just published “Color and Character: West …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 8/24/17

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Thumbnail of the 8/24/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Spread the word about PAA’s parent survey results. Tweets of the week: Listen to parents (add leg. twitter handle here)! PAA national survey is out today http://bit.ly/2vZfyw1  #ParentChoiceParentVoice (two more tweets in newsletter) PAA News: Summary of PAA Week activities