September 9, 2019 12:34 am

Funds Should NOT Be Pulled From Schools to Fund a Border Wall

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Last Wednesday, the Pentagon announced it would pull funds from its projects, including schools and daycare centers for military families, in order to comply with the President’s mandate to divert funding to build a border wall.

Under the direction of the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Pentagon operates 163 schools in seven states and abroad for the children of our servicewomen and men. According to our friends at the Schott Foundation who alerted us to this travesty, “DoDEA’s schools showcase the promise of wraparound supports, socio-economic and racial integration, and robust and equitable public funding.”

Send your email today to your members of Congress and demand that the funding for military families’ schools and daycare centers be restored.

2020 National Conference

Don’t be left out! Register now and take advantage of the Early Bird reduced rate to our 6th National Conference: Neighborhood Public Schools: The Heart of Our Communities, which will take place March 28-29 in Philadelphia.

Make sure you reserve your spot soon. We are limited to only 500 registrations this year, and availability will go quickly. Early Bird registration opened September 1 and 160 tickets have already been sold! Our Early Bird special rate is good only until October 1 for the first 100 registrations only. To get that rate, use this special code: NPEAction2020EB when you register.

After you sign up for the conference, be sure to register for a reduced rate room ($169) at our conference hotel. Our rooms will go fast!

To reserve your hotel room click here.

Don’t Miss Carol’s New Radio Show, Talk out of School

Carol Burris will be co-hosting a new weekly radio show on WBAI, called Talk out of School, with NPE Board member, Leonie Haimson. Our first show, on school integration in NYC will be aired on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 10 AM to 11 AM. On every show, we will explore the most pressing issues that face our public schools at local and national levels. We also hope our NPE members will call in with their questions or concerns. Please join us this Wednesday at 99.5 FM or online at Call in number: (212) 209-2877.

Each show will also be available as a podcast that we will post on our website.