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“I believe in investing in urban communities and underserved areas.
And I believe in America’s public schools.”Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr.

Engage in the NSBA National Campaign for Public Education

In six simple steps

In today’s fast-paced society, many interests compete for your time. Numerous issues merit public attention and community engagement. However, we believe that providing quality public education to every child is an essential priority for our nation. The six steps below can help you focus your engagement efforts and make them as meaningful as possible.


“Great things happen at public schools.”Salman Khan



Make Your Voice Heard

Who should stand up for public schools?

The answer is simple: YOU!

Motivated people from all walks of life should support public education. Whether you are a parent, a political leader, a small business owner, a local or state decision maker, or a member of your community who believes in the American dream, when you take a stand for America’s public schools you help every child achieve world-class standards and a brighter future.

Stand up on:

FACEBOOK: "Like" us and engage with the Stand Up community discussing equity and excellence in public schools.

TWITTER: "Follow" us and tweet educational successes and student achievement.

MINDMIXER: Discuss the most urgent and pressing matters facing public schools by participating in interactive real-time conversations and instant polls.

“At-risk young people need the promise and potential of great public schools”Montel Williams

About Us

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) views education as a civil right that is necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people. Local school boards are the nation’s pre-eminent expression of grassroots democracy.

Adequately funded, student-centered public schools will provide, in a safe and supportive environment, a comprehensive education for the whole child and will prepare all of America’s children for a lifetime of learning in a diverse, democratic society and an interdependent global economy. (Excerpted from Beliefs & Policies of NSBA)