Great post Nancy. " It's the entire community who will, in the end, save public education for our kids. YES, WE CAN!" Amen!
We have just completed a feature documentary, GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District, to give people a window into the world of an urban school district, capturing authentic look, because so many people have opinions about public education that are based on perception not reality. The film is not yet available for DVD purchase but it is available for community screenings to help generate a conversation around understanding and advocating for your local public schools. For more info on the entire GO PUBLIC Project check out our website and on-line store at www.gopublicproject.org Here's a recent article in the Washington Post that gives a good overview of the film. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/07/21/finally-a-film-that-celebrates-public-education/
Blessings and GO PUBLIC!