Friday, September 12, 2014

Join Us in Supporting Public Education

Some of you who have attended our events or who have read our blog or our Facebook page might wish to be further connected with our group. Since NEIFPE does not have a formal membership, the best way to connect is to join our mailing list and participate in activities we sponsor. In the near term, we are planning to host events that will be open to those who are interested, and we welcome your involvement. We plan to host open forums, letter writing groups, and discussion groups based on current issues regarding education.

However, in the meantime, for those of you who wish to be more involved, here are some suggestions.

1. Sign up for our mailing list and our blog.

2. Join ICPE. Vic Smith's vigilance in Indianapolis is invaluable. However, Joel Hand's lobbying for public education comes at a cost. So please join ICPE. The ICPE $25 membership fee is money well spent.

3. Rise Above the Mark will be shown here in Fort Wayne at 2:00 on Saturday, October 4th at the Rinehart Music Center at IPFW. Invite your friends (especially those who are interested in what has been happening to public education).

4. Get informed, get involved, spread the word, write letters to the editor, campaign for candidates who support public education, help get people registered to vote, and then VOTE!

Most of all, remember that together we are a a mighty force.

In the words of Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."


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