Pledge to Keep the Public in Education

MLKThe original March on Washington held August 28, 1963 was a call for jobs, freedom, equal education and voting rights. Despite the progress our country has made over the past 50 years, the fight for many of these rights is ongoing today.

As the leaders of our nation’s schools, AFSA members witness the struggles and challenges prevalent in underserved communities daily, watching families live in poverty without access to quality health care and children arriving at school hungry without knowing when and where their next meal will be. Too many dreams are left unfulfilled with disparities in access to equal education facing communities across the country.

Recently, a Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll found that 70 percent of the public strongly opposes using taxpayer dollars to fund private schools. Legislators must heed this call and refocus policies to support schools, educators and children.

Please join AFSA in signing a pledge to defend Dr. King’s legacy and keep education public.