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Michigan Kids Falling Behind

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Created by DFER's Communications Coordinator and Web Editor, Stephanie Doctrow

From DFER's Blog Series: Infographic Tuesdays

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My late congrats to the Huskies

My bracket was busted the second Creighton lost, but congrats to the Huskies fans out there celebrating the end of a very unpredictable March Madness.

Putting aside hoop dreams, there’s still a chance of victory for two impressive Ds in serious need of your support—our April Reformers of the Month, state Rep. Margo Davidson (PA-164) and Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries.

Rep. Davidson—the first in her family to attend college, and a community leader in Philly—is a true blue DFER. While in office, she has supported high-quality public charter schools and a tax increase to fully fund the state’s public schools. But she’s being pounded by the state’s teachers union, which plans to raise $200,000 for her opponent leading up to the May 20th primary.

You can help keep Margo in office by clicking here and contributing as little as $10.

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Education as a civil right in the shadow of LBJ’s legacy

By Jennifer Koppel, DFER Texas State Director

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

We should keep these wise words from President Lyndon B. Johnson in mind as we reflect on his legacy on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This week’s Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin is all about recognizing the lessons of the past as we move forward into the future.

Time and time again, history has shown that when it comes to civil rights in the United States, real change requires the commitment of legislators who are not afraid to stand up for what’s right - even to members of their own party. Lyndon Johnson demonstrated this in his pursuit of civil rights legislation as a congressman, and then as President.

Yesterday, the summit hosted a discussion titled “Education: The Ultimate Civil Right,” billed as “A conversation on the state of education today, its obstacles and opportunities.” As education becomes more of a polarizing issue nationally, the discussion came at a perfect time to explore the parallels between Johnson and Democrats of today.

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Education as a civil right in the shadow of LBJ’s legacy

By Jennifer Koppel, DFER Texas State Director

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

We should keep these wise words from President Lyndon B. Johnson in mind as we reflect on his legacy on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This week’s Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin is all about recognizing the lessons of the past as we move forward into the future.

Time and time again, history has shown that when it comes to civil rights in the United States, real change requires the commitment of legislators who are not afraid to stand up for what’s right - even to members of their own party. Lyndon Johnson demonstrated this in his pursuit of civil rights legislation as a congressman, and then as President.

Yesterday, the summit hosted a discussion titled “Education: The Ultimate Civil Right,” billed as “A conversation on the state of education today, its obstacles and opportunities.” As education becomes more of a polarizing issue nationally, the discussion came at a perfect time to explore the parallels between Johnson and Democrats of today.

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Democrats Push for Charter School Program Funding

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Created by DFER's Communications Coordinator and Web Editor, Stephanie Doctrow

From DFER's Blog Series: Infographic Tuesdays

For updates, add us to your RSS Feed, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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