Today I walked another 10 miles, 30 down, and 470 to go!
Today on the Save Our Schools March Florida Facebook Page Sarah asks in regards to Pro NCLB Reformers "How can we help these reformers understand?"
the state that stopped Senate Bill 6 last year,
the state that gave us hope when we felt most helpless...
Sara you ask ~ what can we do to help those reformers understand.
Last year I walked from Connecticut to Washington DC protesting NCLB policies.
I started a Facebook group Children Are More Than Test Scores (there are now more than 7000 members)
I started blogging about my walk.
Everywhere I went on my walk I found others who felt exactly like me.
I wrote a letter to the President, and while he did not respond- Anthony Cody from Teachers' Letters To Obama did, He even published my letter in his blog.
I met Rick Meyers from New Mexico,
Rita Solnet, Cerestra Smith, from Florida, Sarah McIntosh Puglisi from California, Sabrina Stevens Shupe, and Yvonne Sui Runyan from Colorado, and Vivian Vasquez from Washington DC.
At the conclusion of my walk, on Labor Day at Busboys and Poets in DC we wondered could we really change the world?
On that day a few of us raindrops decided why not?
And we've been inviting all the other raindrops to roll into DC this July 28-31 for the Save Our Schools March & Week of Action.
this year we are bringing an army to DC to take back our schools.
Sara, come join our wave this July!
I lost 55 pounds.
My wife hopes I can lose another 20 pounds ~ so I'm walking 500 miles this year.
I learned we are not alone.
I found hope for change in all the wonderful people I met on the road.
because silence and apathy are not acceptable ~ not last year, not this year,not ever!
Just in case people are wondering what I was listening today on my walk through the rain...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz6d60ysb-Y