This week Diane Ravitch wrote a piece detailing why she is marching with the Save Our School Coalition this July: http://blogs.edweek.org/
The weekend in DC, with the march set for Saturday, July 30th, is shaping up to be an exciting event with real education reformers from around the country lined up to give workshops and speak and there will be a film series as well: http://www.
The Grassroots Education Movement will be there presenting a workshop on Thursday, July 28th on building grassroots power and parent-teacher-student- community partnerships and our film, The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman, will be screened twice on Friday evening.
GEM has a committee working on plans for the march. If there is anything we can do to support you in your plans to attend please let us know. We are working on organizing a NYC contingent, more information to come. In the meantime, Amtrak is offering discounts for the weekend of the march. The information is below, make your reservation now!