Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bursting the Dam

Democrats for Education Reform is out with a short (six-page) report called Bursting the Dam (attached and at  Here's Joe Williams's email about it and be sure to check out DFER's Hot List fundraising page at:

For decades, education reformers have been making remarkable strides with students, showing what's possible with a little elbow grease (or a lot, in most cases).


But only over the past few years have reformers been able to generate the political chutzpah to see their innovations scaled up throughout the country.


Our electoral successes during the next twenty-four months will determine whether we continue to influence the political power structure. Between defending elected leaders who went out on a limb for students and putting new leadership in place where defenders of the status quo remain, we have a lot of work to do. If we don't get complacent, we have the potential to burst the dam that has long held back progressive education reforms around the nation.


CLICK HERE to read DFER's Bursting the Dam report on the importance of education reform politics in the next twenty-four months.


Some of the elections mentioned in this report are literally a few days away, so please check it out today.


If you want to act now and read later, please CLICK HERE to visit DFER's Hot List and contribute to our most vulnerable incumbents and promising challengers.


Time really is a-wastin'. Thanks for making this a priority.



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