On February 24, 2020 AESA will be joining with national organizations across the country for
Public Schools Week
—a week to showcase the great things happening every day in public schools and show the potential for greater things.
As an AESA member, we support public education. Nine out of every 10 students attend a public school and public schools must serve every child—regardless of ability, religion, wealth, language, country of origin, or need. We understand that by strengthening the public school system, we strengthen our democracy.
It is important that members of Congress take a stand in supporting public schools and commit to strengthening and protecting our public education system. We are asking you to send an email to your Representative and ask them
to co-sponsor a resolution
for Public Schools Week that recognizes that public schools are the foundation of a 21st-century democracy that ensures America’s children and youth can contribute to the society, economy, and citizenry of the country.
The resolution also calls on Congress to advance equity and excellence in public education and to implement continuous improvement and evidence-based practices.
Will you join in?
Dear Representative [Name]
As a [position title] and constituent, I am writing to ask that you sign onto the bipartisan Congressional resolution to designate the week of February 24-28, 2020 as "Public Schools Week.”
In my role as a
, I see the importance of public schools every day and the need to further strengthen and protect these vital democratic institutions.
I know that communities are stronger and schools are better when we all work together to support public education, and I hope that you sign the bipartisan Public Schools Week resolution [insert link here] and celebrate the wide range of educators, school professionals, parents and advocates who work tirelessly to help every student meet their highest potential.