Mobilizing Citizens for Better Schools

Posted by on May 15, 2004

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast]


Tired of the complacent attitudes Kentucky politicians showed toward education, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence was organized to galvanize the citizens of Kentucky to attack the state’s historic educational deficits. The committee’s campaigning helped prepare the way for the passage of the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990 and continues to work on behalf of school reform today. Based on his wealth of experience and success with the Prichard Committee, Robert F. Sexton provides invaluable guidance for citizens of all states who are interested in implementing school reform. This unique volume covers such topics as: Initial organizing ; Building credibility; Working with business and the media; The ins-and-outs of school reform politics; Organizing the public, including parents; and Communications strategies. With its practical insights and accessible style, this book is an important resource for policy makers, school administrators, parents, and all concerned citizens. Read the book?s introduction online at:

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