Parents Across America to co-host 4-state regional planning meeting

Attention public education supporters in:


Would you like to join with others in our 4-state region in coordinated
action to support our public schools?

Parents Across America, in cooperation with many local groups, invites you
to “Public Schools Across America,” a 4-state Regional Action Planning

Across the country, there is a rising chorus of protest against corporate-style school reform. Parents, teachers, students, principals, superintendents, scholars, school board members, civil rights lawyers and other concerned citizens are voicing opposition to the privatization of our schools which threatens the future of our children and the fundamental democratic principles upon which our system of public education is based.

 With “Public Schools Across America,” we hope to create a model for coordinated regional action in support of public education which could be expanded and replicated across the U.S.

Who: You are invited! And please share this invitation with others interested in regional joint action in support of public education (even if they are not in our region – as long as they are able to get themselves to Ft Wayne).

What: The first “Public Schools Across America” Regional Action Planning Meeting.

Where: Ft Wayne, IN, chosen because it is located within a reasonable drive from all 4 states, and is FULL of public education activists!.

When: We’re proposing either Saturday Feb 23 or Saturday March 2 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Why: To share our concerns about attacks on public education and how we have addressed them locally, and to consider joint activities across our region and potentially across the U.S. to strengthen public education.

If you are interested, please go to the Doodle link here and tell us which date
works best for you. Please respond by Tuesday, Jan 22.

Thank you for all you do in support of our public schools and our children. Final date and details on location will be coming soon !

Julie Woestehoff, executive director, Parents United for Responsible Education (Chicago) ( and co-founder of Parents Across America
( E-mail

Maureen Reedy ~ Parent and 29-year public school teacher, Ohio Teacher of the Year, 2002 Columbus, Ohio, E-mail

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