May 6, 2016

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Communities Take Action Across the Country on May 4

Earlier this week parents, students, and educators gathered outside their schools in upwards of 80 cities, rallying in support of a more equitable, just, and well-funded public education system.

This is the second national walk-in event organized by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools - and the movement is growing!
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Featured Campaign: Fair Funding in Pennsylvania

Public school advocates call for bigger investment in education

With the 2016-17 state budget-making season now upon us, a coalition of advocates from across Pennsylvania came to the state Capitol to call on lawmakers to increase the state's investment in public education by $400 million. Read more >

News and Resources from the OTL Network

Speaker who led hunger strike advises Little Rock crowd to fight for schools

Jitu Brown, a community organizer who last year helped lead a 34-day hunger strike to reopen Chicago's closed Dyett High School, on Thursday urged a Little Rock crowd to fight against what he sees is a national movement to privatize public schools.

Brown warned, "No one is your friend who demands silence or your right to vote. To remove your voting rights... it's all about greasing the rails for privatization." Read more >

Video: LRSD Supporters Still Protesting To Send Message

Little Rock School District supporters have been protesting since the state took it over about a year and a half ago because of academic distress. Those protests started ramping up after the state announced it was replacing the District's superintendent last month.
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Public Education vs. Charter Schools: A Tale of Two Cities

You've probably read something about Detroit Public Schools and Detroit teachers in the past couple of days. Here's the latest: DPS teachers shut down virtually all schools in the district this week, because the most recent faux-CEO (a bankruptcy judge) let teachers know that if they elected to have their annual salary spread over 26 paychecks they weren't getting their last four installments.
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The Truth about America's Graduation Rate

Check out NPR's award-winning reporting on America's graduation rate through this interactive feature:

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