National Campaign

NSBA’s “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” campaign

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), with support from state associations including TSBA, 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.”

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