BATs – On the Move!

Dear BATs and BAT Supporters –

We continue to dig in and fight a DeVos USDOE.  BATs launched a petition to the National School Boards Association, School Superintendents Association, and National PTA asking them to not invite DeVos into our schools.  Our rationale is that DeVos has spent over two decades on a mission to dismantle public education, attacking our LGBTQ youth and their families, and this week insulting teachers at a DC school.  We do not agree that we need a seat at the table if we are going to be the meal.  Please join us in asking the NSBA, SSA, and National PTA to NOT invite her into our schools.  We will deliver our petition to these organizations on March 20th https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/keep-devos-away-from-our-public-schools?source=direct_link&referrer=badass-teachers-association

BATs will be heading to Seattle this summer for our 4th Annual Conference.  We will be rolling out information next month but SAVE THE DATE!  We cannot think of a better time, or place, for educators, parents, and communities to join together and network for the upcoming battles we will face.

We are so excited that many of our favorite resistance authors are featured in this new book launched by Garn Press. –  United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance will be launched next month – check it out here http://linkis.com/garnpress.com/2017/zhFAh

Finally, our Fight Devos February Fundraiser has been an amazing success. Thank you so much to the many who have committed to a monthly $10 donation.  We have launched this campaign by introducing our BAT network to our talented Board of Directors and Steering Committee Directors.  You can read their stories here https://www.facebook.com/BadassTeachersAssociation/photos/a.493503337385213.1073741827.492035944198619/1213188588750014/?type=3&theater

Please consider becoming a $10 a month donor.  If many of us make this small donation you can Empower BATs to be able to do more powerful work. We have big plans for the upcoming election season but cannot do them without needed funds!   You can set up a recurring donation on our website at our monthly donation button.  http://www.badassteacher.org/

Meet Board of Director Member Sergio Flores! Sergio is a Cali BAT and a valuable member of our NEA BAT Caucus.  He has written extensively on neo-liberal education policies and is a valued member of our team.  You can read his writings here http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/search?q=sergio+flores

Thank you again for all your support and solidarity

Marla Kilfoyle, Executive Director The Badass Teachers Association

Melissa Tomlinson, Asst. Executive Director The Badass Teachers Association

The BAT Board of Directors and Steering Committee Directors

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