NSBA's "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" campaign

This is an image of standup4publicschools-osbaThe National School Boards Association (NSBA), with support from state associations including OSBA, in early 2014 began its "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" campaign.

The national effort, which can be found at, is designed to highlight the importance of public education.

The campaign features celebrity advocates and public school graduates. It operates on a simple premise: “Who I am today began with public education.” It is also paired with the rejoinder, “Today’s public schools are better than ever.”

Sal Khan, founder of the not-for-profit Khan Academy, is the campaign’s first celebrity advocate. Two other household names are also being featured: basketball legend and business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson and talk show host Montel Williams.

The campaign's website includes a selection of resources for local board members and the public and a six-step outline for success, from "getting informed" all the way to "getting results."

"This presents a wonderful opportunity for local Oregon school board members to stand together with their peers from across the country," said Betsy Miller-Jones, OSBA's executive director. 

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