Refuting the Critics
By Nora Carr
Fed up with the ongoing and well-funded assault on school boards, teachers, and public education, school officials are fighting mad and fighting back. School boards are filing suit to stop anti-public school legislation, organizing grassroots advocacy campaigns, holding pundits accountable for misleading statements, and hiring marketing firms to promote public schools.
NSBA and other national education associations are launching pro-public education advocacy campaigns that
include ready-to-use videos, speeches, and social media outreach ideas.
Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, as well as tips to consider before launching similar efforts in your community and state.
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