Sunday, June 17, 2012

Save Our Schools The People's Education Conference

Join Us!  August 3rd - 5th
When. Where. Why...

The Save Our Schools Convention, scheduled for August 3-5 in Washington, DC, is a chance to have our voices heard as we head into the November elections. We are currently offering a special discounted early registration fee of $150 per person until June 30. Lodging is not included in the registration fee, but we can offer a great rate at the convention site! Please use this link to register today:


Register for the...
Save Our Schools People's Education Conference
August 3rd - 5th
Hear and Be Heard by Expert Speakers
Shanta Driver * Deborah Meier * Jonathan Kozol * Nancy Carlsson Paige * Rose Sanders  

* Help build the Save Our Schools Movement and Days of Action in August *
* Bring your energy and enthusiasm to the People's Education Conference *
* Speak with experts. Share your knowledge *
* Discuss the urgent issues that challenge real education reform *

Hotel Accommodations..
The SOS Convention will be at the beautiful Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC in the leafy Woodley Park neighborhood. We have locked in a low rate of $109 a night! Parking has also been discounted by 20% for SOS attendees! Make your Group Rated Reservations now!
The Group Name is Save Our Schools. The link 
Amenities and Transportation
There is a Metro station right on-site (Woodley Park-Zoo Metro), beautiful gardens, heated swimming pool, & sundeck. Read reviews from TripAdvisor here:

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to reserve a guest room at the Marriott Wardman Park

If you choose to donate to the Save Our Schools Cause Click...


Cause Site:

Facebook: Save Our Schools

Twitter: @SOSConvention

Register for the Save Our Schools People's Education Conference

August 3rd - 5th


  1. I have issues with this event - I dont think its a good use of time, energy, focus, scarce funds and its not likely to attract broad participation - cost of attendance, timing, seems geared mostly to educators when we need to be building partnerships between parents and teachers... most importantly, it doesnt build in the momentum of last summer's SOS event... IMO, its too much a talkfest (like a union conference!) and not enough action, and the format doesnt lead to the likelihood of action being planned/implemented.... HOWEVER, ITS BETTER THAN NOTHING, I GUESS .... so, if you can -GO!!!

  2. Sahila's endorsement of the SOS Conference is easily the worst one I've ever read. Those who come to the event in D.C. and hear speakers like Shanta Driver, Deborah Meier, Jonathan Kozol, Nancy Carlsson Paige, and Rose Sanders are not likely to be disappointed. There will also be parent/teacher workshops on issues of importance to both. Finally, if Sahila or anyone else has better ideas about building the national movement to SAVE OUR SCHOOLS, they can come and play a role in decision making. It beats the hell out being sideline critics. In other words -- it's definitely better than nothing, Sahila.


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