Inspired by Nebraska’s I Love Public Schools project
On behalf of the children that attend our nation’s public schools, the I Love Public Education campaign is a year-long effort to highlight why public schools are essential to developing the future generations that will maintain our country’s status as a world leader.
The campaign is designed to facilitate deliberate conversations and strong, meaningful actions on the efforts to bolster our schools to best support the students they serve. We will work to reframe the current national dialogue on public education to highlight the critical role public schools play as the bedrock of our civic society and their work to prepare students to be successful, contributing members of their local, national, and global communities.
As the national organization representing public school superintendents, we have long focused on the importance of equity as a driver of and goal for educational opportunity and achievement. Equity is at the center of our campaign, with the long-term goal of ensuring all communities have access to a high-quality public school. Our multi-pronged campaign will permeate all aspects of our work: Advocacy, Children’s Programs, Leadership Development and Membership Services, as well as the supports and services we provide members, including newsletters, social media, webinars, cohort communities, and more.
Watch the brief testimonials from AASA President Gail Pletnick (Supt., Dysart Unified School District, Surprise, Ariz.) and AASA President-Elect Chris Gaines (Supt., Mehlville Public Schools, St. Louis, Mo.).
Nine out of 10 students in America attend a public school. That’s why it’s more important than ever before that every student have access to an amazing, wonderful public education.
This week is the time to say, “thank you,” and congratulate all of those who are in public schools, but also to say, “don’t ever take us for granted.”