DNC 2012

The DNC brought education “reform” groups like StudentsFirst and Democrats for Education Reform to our fair city.  Mecklenburg ACTS decided to raise our voices for teachers and reforms that work: small class sizes, fewer high-stakes tests, fully funding public schools, universal access to pre-k, and more.

Here’s what happened:

Pam and Carol’s Excellent “Students First” Adventure, Parents Across America, September 4, 2012

Moms on the Loose: Pam and Carol Meet DFER, Parents Across America, September 5, 2012

A Better Place: Reflections on Education and the DNC, September 27, 2012

Media Coverage:

Public Miseducation, Young Turks, October 1, 2012

Movie sparks debate over school reform, Charlotte Observer, September 28, 2012

“Won’t Back Down” film demonizes teachers unions, highlights the state’s education conflicts, Las Vegas CityLife, September 19, 2012

What’s Democratic Ticket for Reform, Charlotte Observer, September 8, 2012

How Michelle Rhee is Taking Over the Democratic Party, The Atlantic, September 8, 2012

Pam Grundy’s radio interview on the Ed Schultz Show, September 7, 2012

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Democrats Locked out of Democrat Town Hall on Education, Potter Williams Report, September 7, 2012

Moms booted from Michelle Rhee’s film screening during Democratic Convention, The Raw Story, September 6, 2012

Debate about schools splits Democrats, Durango Herald, September 6, 2012

‘Parent Trigger’ law gets first screening in Charlotte, NC Policy Watch, September 5, 2012

Two Moms Terrify DFER and StudentsFirst, Diane Ravitch’s blog, September 4, 2012

Lifelong Democrat Ready for Fight in Charlotte over School Reform, Washington Post, September 5, 2012

Teachers unions’ alliance with Democratic Party frays, Los Angeles Times, September 3, 2012

Protestors “Won’t Back Down” about school documentary, WBTV, September 3, 2012

“Parent Trigger” gets the Hollywood treatment in Charlotte, Education Week, September 2, 2012

Democratic split over education reform tested by Hollywood movie, Huffington Post, September 2, 2012

Charlotte Becomes Stage for Education Reform, Charlotte Observer, August 29. 2012