December 17, 2018 12:43 pm

2019 Brings Exciting News and a Big Agenda for the Network For Public Education

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We are many. There is power in our numbers. Together we will save our schools.

Happy holidays from the Network for Public Education! We are pleased to announce that in January, we will expand our Board of Directors and our staff.

Beginning February 1, Marla Kilfoyle, the former Executive Director of the BATS will join NPE as our Grassroots Liaison.  We will tell you more about Marla and her outstanding advocacy work for public education when we announce our new board members next month. NPE will also launch our new website to make it easier for you to find the information you need.

We will continue our fight against school privatization by increasing our action alerts, building alliances and issuing reports for policymakers, advocates and the public. First up will be a 50 State Report Card on Student Privacy co-published with the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy. And we will continue our work to support, protect and improve the pillar of our democracy, public education.

We will also inform the public at large about how charter schools and vouchers undermine true public schools with commentaries in newspapers and magazine. Please read and share this new piece in the Answer Sheet that outlines five serious flaws in the charter school model.

Finally, you can expect new targeted actions to fight the billionaires’ new pet project to undermine public education–the expansion of charter schools in our cities through the establishment of “portfolio” districts.

However, none of our new initiatives and expansions can happen without your help.

Please consider making an end-of-year donation to NPE. Your contribution is tax deductible.

You can send NPE a check to our new address (PO Box 227 New York City, NY 10156) or give online here.

As an additional incentive, if you donate before December 20th, your donation will be matched by a generous anonymous donor who has provided $10,000 in matching funds.

Thank you for all that you do. Diane, the NPE Board of Directors, Darcie and I wish you a wonderful holiday season full of joy, family and friendship. May we all see brighter days in 2019!

Executive Director