Saturday, March 28, 2009

United For DC Kids

United4DCKids means working together for DC's school children in a new and different way.

The Washington Teachers' Union (WTU) has submitted a bold and progressive teacher contract proposal to District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). If implemented, the elements in this proposal will dramatically improve teaching and learning in our schools.

The proposal is more than just words on paper--it is an action plan for schools that draws from successful, collaborative contracts from across the region and the nation, and takes a comprehensive approach to addressing the serious issues facing the students in DC's Public Schools.

Most important, the WTU's proposal stresses the importance of accountability, collaboration and cooperation among all stakeholders, essential characteristics of any successful school district.

Do you believe that our children deserve our best effort?

We encourage everyone from all walks of life, wherever you are, to join us in bringing real education reform to D.C.'s public schools.


1. Blogs/ Website. If you have a blog or website, then you can copy and paste this for your blog sidebar/ website widget:

Note: Please email me if you need the HTML code for the widget.

2. Facebook/ Twitter. If you have a facebook or Twitter account, please help disseminate our campaign through your social networking sites.

3. Flyers/ Leafletting. WTU members and volunteers took their message to 25 D.C. area Metro stops, distributing over 4,000 informational flyers to over 4,000 commuters. Please feel free to email Jodie ( if you need some more!

4. Yard Signs. To date we have distributed over 800 yard signs! We are getting calls about yard signs in grocery stores, in lawns and windows all over the city and surrounding areas.

Thank you for your hardwork in making a difference in the lives of our DC school children. Keep the fire burning!

"That I may care enough to love enough to share enough to let others become what they can be" - John O'Brien

Thanks for your support:

- GetLite from New York City Public Schools.

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