What is it you love about school that you have lost because of high stakes testing, school closings, budget cuts, curriculum losses, teacher firings, and other educational catastrophes?
Save Our Schools invites students, teachers, parents, guardians, and all supporters of public education to join a nation-wide art campaign to express the harmful effects of corporate education policies on our communities. Join The Campaign for Artful Resistance.
It’s time to join a grassroots movement to end these devastating policies and bring back the joy of meaningful learning to our schools.
An opportunity for people of all ages to create and share works of art that challenge the harmful impacts of these devastating policies.
There are four ways to participate (see full details in The Campaign For Artful Resistance Booklet). Do any or all of these!
We are calling all artists, students, teachers, parents, other folks interested in reclaiming our schools FOR LEARNING, not practicing bubble-completion or enriching corporations to join us. If you're interested in creating artwork or hosting an event of any size, Save Our Schools will assist by providing networking opportunities and a Webinar Planning Session for local site coordinators, presentations, flyers, and other support materials to inform and engage participants.
Begin now! Choose a medium that you enjoy, and create something that shows how you feel about what has taken the joy away from learning. And/or begin planning a local Campaign for Artful Resistance event that you can host in September 2013. We are aiming for September/October dates for public events and are still in the idea-gathering stage. SOS also has a "gallery" on-line where videos, music, poems, visual art, etc. can be posted any time.
Online, around the country, & in your community. Submit artistic creations to the SOS National Gallery of Artful Resistance and to your local Campaign for Artful Resistance site coordinator.
For folks in the D.C. area, please check out We Act Radio's The Education Town Hall event and spe. Be Please share this message with others -- artists, educators, activists, anyone -- who may have an interest.
The Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action is a grassroots movement dedicated to restoring educator, parent, student, and community influence over education policy and practice. We are a varied group of people with different perspectives, experiences, and views on education. But we agree that those who know the most about education, our schools, and our communities—the educators, students, families and communities in and around them—should be the ones to have the most influence over education policy and practice. Our goal is to put public school stakeholders back at the center of all education policy conversations, and to refocus national, state, and local efforts on providing the resources and support schools need in order to provide a high-quality education for each and every student.
I'm a playwright, dramaturg, and teaching artist. It is here where you'll find my queries and musings on life, theater and the world. My posts advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity in the American Theatre and updates on my own work. Please enjoy!