Organizing for HONEST, EQUITABLE, FULLY-FUNDED, SAFE Public Schools in Tennessee
Join the growing movement of parents, educators, and community members across the state who are taking the pledge to work in their local school districts to fight for fully-funded, equitable, honest, and safe public schools in Tennessee!
Despite the increasing attacks on public education by politicians and corporate actors with deep pockets, everyday Tennesseans know that strong public schools a cornerstone of multiracial democracy and strong communities. By organizing in our neighborhoods, our school districts, and at our local school board meetings, we can create positive, common sense solutions to address the real issues our schools are facing.
Through our #PublicSchoolStrongTN campaign parents and educators are learning how to attend their school board meetings, develop relationships with local elected leaders, host community listening sessions, and champion a vision for safe, equitable, honest and fully funded public schools. Our goal is to have Public School Strong teams in all 95 counties by the end of 2024!
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
STEP 1: Share your hopes & concerns
STEP 2: School board 101 orientation
STEP 3: Attend local school board meetings with your neighbors
Keep talking with neighbors in your school district, advocate for the funding priorities your community has determined, learn from (and with) other PSSTN folks across the state through regular debrief calls, and attend monthly skill-building workshops to strengthen your organizing efforts!
This survey is designed to capture information about local priorities for local school district budgets and to show areas of common concern/hope across Tennessee. The information in this survey will be used to help inform YOUR local school board as well as identifying shared priorties that can inform our TN state representatives.
Attend one of our monthly School Board 101 orientation calls to learn what to expect at a school board meeting, why it’s important to have a consistent presence, how to invite their friends, and how to log notes from what they hear. Sign the online PSSTN commitment form afterwards to receive a PSSTN t-shirt!
Attend your local school board meetings with others in your community, wearing your PSSSTN t-shirts. Learn what issues are coming up, where your school board members stand, and what issues you and your neighbors can push for.