The “I Love Public Education” campaign is an ongoing 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 will help to re-frame the current national dialogue around 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.
While we know that public education is the law and that public education helped America become a productive, progressive country, America is currently on the path to dismantle public education. How do we know this?
By every criteria and measure we use, reading and math scores in NAEP, high school graduation, drop-out rates, college attendance rates, public education’s performance is the best that is has ever been. Do we want to do better? Of course we do! But we need your help and we need a greater investment in our nation’s public schools.
There has never been a more important time to speak out about the value of Public Education.
A key component of the campaign includes fostering conversations and strong actions to allow schools to provide the best support to students. Everyone with a stake in education is encouraged to support this campaign by sharing why they #LovePublicEducation on social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, et al.); by submitting a story that details the importance of public education, here; by adopting a resolution in support of public education in your own school district (read ours, here.); and by signing up to stay connected to the campaign through news alerts from AASA.
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.