Saturday, September 8, 2012

EDUCATION VOTES September 8, 2012

Obama, Biden stand up for students, education at convention

"And now you have a choice - we can gut education, or we can decide that in the United States of America, no child should have her dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom or a crumbling school. No family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don't have the money." - President Barack Obama
Michigan Supreme Court sides with collective bargaining ballot supporters

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that voters have the right to decide a ballot proposal this November that would enshrine collective bargaining in the state's constitution.

Ohio community college professor talks advocacy, higher education and election 2012

"We must strongly resist supporting those who believe they can buy offices with near limitless amounts of money from special interests to whom they are beholden. Rather, we should support those candidates who are most interested in advancing the common good by framing policies and funding programs which strengthen public education for an increasingly diverse and pluralistic society." - Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Educators for Obama in all the right places

EfOs made a splash at two of the biggest political events of the week - the President's Labor Day rally in Toledo, Ohio and at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read about them and find out what you can do!