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March for Public Education

  • Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center 254 Northeast 4th Street Miami, FL, 33132 United States (map)

Join us along with the Miami, Broward and WPB Chapters of Women's March Florida and The March for Public Education National organizers for a Tri-County rally/community event in support of Public Education! 

At this time, our public education is facing a financial crisis that is unprecedented in our history! Last month, Gov. Rick Scott signed HB7069, a charter-school-friendly bill that severely hurts our public schools. Despite opposition from traditional public school advocates, he chose to sign a bill that not only forces our public schools to split tax dollars with charter schools but will also offer huge breaks and benefits to charter school corporations and their developers. Our students deserve better! It will take our collective stand to make our voices heard in order to protect public education for our children. On July 22, let's come together with Karla Mats, President of United Teacher's of Dade, fellow educators, administrators, public school advocates and notable alumni and STAND UP for Public Education!

Please REGISTER for the Rally at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-for-public-education-tri-county-rally-tickets-36071551983

Chapman Conference Center at MDC Wolfson Campus is located in Building 3/2nd floor at: 
254 NE 4th Street Miami, FL 33132

PARKING INFO: Parking garage with free parking located at Building 7 (500 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33132)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION is strongly encouraged and Chapman Conference Centrer is located at the College/Bayside Metro stop.

MISSION
March for Public Education: To promote public education through peaceful demonstration and action.

VISION
Public Schools will be safe, inclusive spaces for learning and critical thinking, where all children discover their passion(s) and role(s) as citizens. As members of March for Public Education, we aim to advance policy and recursively address issues of: equity, inclusion, accountability, a well-funded institution and the right to organize.

OUR PRINCIPLES

• Schools must fight for equity. All students should enter the classroom on equal footing. Special educators, social workers, school psychiatrists, behavioral specialists, occupational therapists, and countless others are critical to creating an equitable school culture. Striving toward this ideal is the only way to create a meritocratic environment that is fair for all students.

• Schools must strive to create a safe space for all. In this regard, schools have the recursive responsibility to combat racism, sexism, ableism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, homophobia, and other prejudices.

• Public education empowers children to discover their desires, passions and potential. In turn, children become tenacious adults who are critical thinkers, involved citizens and lifelong learners. The arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences and physical education are equally vital in developing the whole child.

• Schools must be held accountable in the fight for equity. Accountability can include thoughtful standards and purposeful testing. These structures should strive to help schools provide a better education to students and should coincide with intentional professional development for teachers.

• A well-funded public education is a right of all children, regardless of their intersectional identities. For profit educational institutions and their fundamental motivation for capital are incongruous in helping children realize their full identity.