March for public education.
The civil rights of all students, including equal access to public education and safety on public campuses, are under attack. Today’s #DailyRevolution is to join the March for Public Education and fight back against 45’s anti-education agenda.
The Senate confirmed 45’s pick for Education Secretary in February, and since then things have gone from bad to worse. The President’s budget called for a $9.2 billion cut to education and plans to stop subsidizing the interest on college loans (meaning the interest on your loans will go up up up!). Meanwhile, Secretary Betsy DeVos is busy fighting for the rights of rapists on college campuses and pursuing a devastating agenda to destroy our public school system. (We wish we were kidding.)
Are you a former public school kid? Do you have federal student loans? Do you believe every child in America deserves access to a quality education regardless of their family's socioeconomic status? Tomorrow we ban together to send 45 a message: We care about public education and we will fight for it.
There are marches happening in 11 cities across the country. Join us in D.C. or find a sister march near you!
Saturday, July 22 at 10:00 AM - 2:30PM
Washington, District of Columbia 20024
RSVP on Facebook if you plan to attend (thus far, 1.2K people have registered for the D.C. march!). You can stay connected by following @march4ed on Twitter or Instagram. If you’re unable to attend a march, learn about how a quality education affects all Americans or post about your support of quality education for all Americans using the hashtag #EducationMarch.
Trump’s Education Budget Would Hurt the Working Class - The Atlantic
The Deep Irony of Betsy DeVos’s First Speech on Special Education - The Washington Post