School & District Management Opinion

Here’s to the Parents! We Need Them to Help Save Our Schools

By Anthony Cody — May 20, 2011 1 min read
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Parents may end up being the deciding force in determining the direction of our nation’s schools. Will we continue to use an ever-larger share of instructional time and scarce dollars for more and more tests? Will we continue to starve local public schools and expand semi-private charter networks? Or will we reclaim the institution of public education for future generations? These short videos have been created to build awareness of the Save Our Schools March, coming up July 30th in Washington, DC.

Three months ago I shared some scripts for some video spots to build interest and awareness for the Save Our Schools March in Washington, DC, this summer. I asked readers to share images, and then I worked with talented film makers Tom and Amy Valens, who created the wonderful documentary August to June.

Today I am sharing the third video in the series, celebrating parents.

Here’s to the Parents!
Please share it far and wide.

The second in the series, Here’s to the Students!, has been a viral hit. Check it out!

And here is our first video, released two weeks ago in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week:

And by the way, we still need some more photos and/or video footage. We need an image of parents or grandparents together with teachers, and images of tough schools in need of repair, and of community members pitching in to fix up their schools. Please email them to me at anthony_cody@hotmail.com

What do you think of our videos so far?

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