Photos from the SOS education rally in Madison, Wisconsin


It was a hot day folks and I’m beat…so this is a short post.

Today, educators and supporters of public education rallied around the nation and in D.C. in a “Save our Schools March and National Call to Action”. This is the 3rd day of a 4 day event about the crisis public schools are facing in America. Schools suffer budget slashing in every state and a multi-state Tea party/Republican push to route public tax dollars to private charter schools.

To dig in more on public education’s dire situation, see Diane Ravitch’s CNN article from February, “Why America’s Teachers are Enraged” which talks about Madison’s occupied Capitol: “Thousands of teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public sector workers have camped out at the Wisconsin Capitol, protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to reduce their take-home pay — by increasing their contribution to their pension plans and health care benefits — and restrict their collective bargaining rights..”.

“For the future of our children, we demand:

Equitable funding for all public school communities
Equitable funding across all public schools and school systems
Full public funding of family and community support services
Full funding for 21st century school and neighborhood libraries
An end to economically and racially re-segregated schools.

Read the rest at the official SOS site:

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A few more of my photos are at flickr at this link.

I hope to get my videos up here in short order.