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In Fight for Public Education Where Will You Stand?

UNITED OPT OUT NATIONAL hosts the second annual event on the grounds of the US Department of Education in Washington, DC on April 4-7, 2013. Forty national speakers! Stand up and speak out.

Contact: United Opt Out National                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Email:  unitedoptoutnational@gmail.com

Website: http://unitedoptout.com

Occupy the US Department of Education 2.0

The Battle for Public Schools

Administrators of the public education advocacy group United Opt Out National are hosting the second annual event on the grounds of the US Department of Education in Washington, DC on April 4-7, 2013.

We ask all of those in support of teachers, students and public schools to attend. The third day will include an organized march to the White House.

The event is a four-day gathering of progressive education activists endeavoring to resist the destructive influences of corporate and for-profit education reforms, which began in previous administrations and persist with the current one.

We cannot and will not stand silent as the threats to dismantle our system of public education continue. These threats include the erosion of the teaching profession, excessive use of standardized testing, mandated scripted curriculum, the absolute disregard of child poverty, and reforms which disproportionately impact minority communities.

We ask that you join us, stand tall, and meet your responsibility as citizens to be heard above the din corporate influence.

You will have the opportunity to hear speakers and converse with public school advocates from across the country, including Diane Ravitch, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, Stephen Krashen, Brian Jones, Deborah Meier, and many other students, teachers, and community members (visit the link below for full schedule details[1]).

Do not miss this free and unique opportunity to connect with like-minded public school advocates. Come gather information and strategies that can be used to fight corporate education reform in your own community. Join us and make your voice heard.

If you require more information about the event, or to schedule interviews with the Administrators of United Opt Out National, please contact Peggy Robertson at 720-810-5593 or via email writepeg@juno.com.

Download a print version of this press release here.

[1] Occupy2.0 Full Schedule: http://unitedoptout.com/the-official-schedule-for-occupy-doe-2-0-the-battle-for-public-schools/

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