Sunday, May 01, 2011

Community Partners Rally to Save Fort Bend Education

I got this sent to me through Facebook. It is a press release, mind you, announcing a rally to be held this coming Saturday in Missouri City. A rally to “voice opposition to state and local cuts to public education,” an issue near and dear to my heart.

Now it’s slightly ironic that May 7th also happens to be SAT day in our nation. The day the crucial Scholastic Aptitude Test is given in the spring. So I don’t think we will be seeing many high school juniors attending the rally as they will be shut in dank rooms for hour upon endless hour bubbling and composing.

Anyway, here is the release. Do come. Do the right thing and support public education in its darkest hour in decades.

Community Partners Rally to Save Fort Bend Education

Organizers anticipating hundreds to voice opposition to education cuts

MISSOURI CITY, TX. Community leaders throughout Fort Bend County will gather next Saturday to voice their opposition to state and local cuts to public education. The Save Fort Bend Education rally is expected to draw hundreds of parents, students and leaders countywide.

“It’s clear that lawmakers have decided that investing in our children’s education is no longer their priority,” commented rally organizer Steve Brown. “On May 7, we have the opportunity to tell them they’re wrong!”

The goal of the Save Fort Bend Education rally is to raise awareness of the public’s displeasure for both education funding cuts, as well as attempts to close Fort Bend ISD schools. After the rally, attendees will caravan to the Missouri City Civic Center to vote in the May school board races.


WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2011
11:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: Independence Park
2621 Court Road, TX

Speakers include U.S. Congressman Al Green, State Representative Ron Reynolds and representatives from the American Federation of Teachers, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and various student representatives.


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