Diane Ravitch has issued a call for all of us – parents, teachers, students, administrators, and citizens who care about education, to write letters to our elected representatives, starting with the White House. The deadline to have your letter included is October 17.
Write from your heart about your hopes and concerns about education in America. Write about what you see happening in your school. Let President Obama know what you think, before this historic election on November 6. You can write or copy and paste your letter here, and all letters submitted by October 17 will be assembled into a document which will be made available for download. A printed and bound collection will be sent directly to the Whitehouse and Department of Education on October 18, 2012. If you have any questions, you can write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We want everyone to write the President and tell him what needs to change in his education policies. Tell your friends about the Campaign. If you have a blog, write about it. Wherever you are, spread the news. Join us.
- You can mail copies of your letters through US mail to The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 20500
- You can send them by email from this page: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
- When you write to the President, also write to your Senators and Congressman or -woman and to your state legislator and Governor. Send the same letter to them all.
Let’s raise our voices NOW against privatization, against high-stakes testing, against teacher bashing, against profiteering.
Let’s advocate for policies that are good for students, that truly improve education, that respect the education profession, and that strengthen our democratic system of public education.
Let’s act. Start here. Start now.
Join our campaign. Speak out. Enough is enough.