April 25-29: State-Wide Public School Week of Action–Schools Students Deserve

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This week is the state-wide week of action in support of public schools. Take part and show your support! We encourage families to wear red on Monday, April 25 and join us at Forest View to WALK-IN together to our classes showing our support for Public Education. We’ll gather with Principal Clay, PTA officers, and school board members at 8:15am. We’ll walk into the school arm in arm at 8:40. 

*Week of Action Schedule*

Monday (April 25) Walk In
On the morning that the General Assembly opens its legislative session in Raleigh,  students, parents, educators, and community members demonstrate support for public education by walking together into our schools. To further show support, you can volunteer in your child’s classroom, bring classroom snacks, or donate a new or gently used book for our Book Harvest Program (box located just outside Media Center.)

Tuesday (April 26) Call In
Public education supporters call the Governor and encourage him to play a leading role in rebuilding the health of our state’s public school system. North Carolina Office of the Governor: (919) 814-2000. Find other ways to contact the governor here.

Wednesday (April 27) Grade In
Educators gather in public places with the work that they typically take home and engage people in conversations to answer questions and dispel myths about the teaching profession. Art teacher Marylu Flowers will be at Southpoint Mall.

Thursday (April 28) Teach In
Supporters of public education gather in schools, homes, and community centers and discuss how and why to take action to defend and advance our schools. At Forest View, you can watch a 20 minute video that will be showing in a continuous loop in our gym during Family Night activities.  Want to better understand the attacks on public schools in NC and how to fight to win the schools our students deserve?  You can learn more from these resources



You also can  follow the Durham Association of Educators (DAE) on social media – Facebook (Durham Association of Educators), Twitter (@DurhamEducators),  or Instagram (durhameducators)

Friday (April 29) All In
Gather after school at the CCB Plaza/Bull in downtown Durham for a rally and march in support of our public schools.