images from left to right: Public School Strong advocates gather in Ashe County to support and promote the importance of public education; a woman creating a sign advocating for the support and preservation of public schools; a group of public school advocates stand united in front of the Mecklenburg County school board building, advocating for quality education for all.

Support Public Schools

Everyone deserves a good, fair, education. Public schools are the heart of our communities and working-class families across race rely on them to help educate and grow our children. However, some politicians and far-right extremists want to tear down public education in North Carolina and replace it with for-profit models. That’s why we are organizing. 

As a part of Heal Together NC, we are building Public School Strong (PSS) teams all across the state.  PSS teams show up and support public education in their counties, fighting for full funding of our public schools, and endorsing candidates who will too.

Our goals include:

  • Defending parents and teachers under attack
  • Protecting our school boards targeted by extremists
  • Supporting freedom to read and uncensored curriculum
  • Working for reality-based education
  • Full funding of North Carolina’s great schools

Get Involved in Our Public School Organizing!

Parents and educators all across the state are organzing as Public School Strong.  Public School Strong teams go to their local school board meetings to check in on whats happening and to speak out for public ed! If you want to build a local Public School Strong team in your school district, or plug into one already forming, join us!

Find the next Public School Strong training here.

Public School Strong advocates from Alamance County, showing their support and dedication to quality education for all students.

Down Home NC has joined forces with the Education Justice Alliance (EJA) to create H.E.A.L. (Honest Education Action & Leadership) Together NC, part of a national initiative from Race Forward that is building a movement of students, educators, and parents in school districts across the United States.

If you are looking to plug in and learn more about the issues facing public education, our schools, our teachers, and our students then join us for the next H.E.A.L Together NC Statewide Call! 

a picture of the HEAL (Honest Education Action & Leadership) Together logo, which represents a working coalition to protect public school students and the schools they attend.

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Come on in, y’all. We’ve got work to do.