Northside joins pro-public education campaign

November 8, 2013

Northside ISD joined 14 other Bexar County school districts to launch Go Public, a campaign to inspire support for local public schools and highlight the positive, life-changing teaching happening in our schools every day.

 “The perception of public schools is not always positive,” said Bobby Blount, president of the NISD Board of Trustees and the Bexar County School Boards Coalition. “So the 15 Bexar County school districts and their 99 collective trustees have joined together to attack this misperception.”

 “We need everyone to step back and appreciate what a community treasure our public schools are,” Blount said. “We should be lifting them up, not tearing them down. They belong to all of us.”

“Our vision for Go Public is a multi-year, full scale campaign with TV ads, radio ads, and other forms of advertising, as well as a web site and grassroots social media campaign,” he continued. “With this campaign, we hope to restore the community’s faith in public schools. But we can’t do that alone without the support of community members and business leaders who are champions of public education.”

The campaign is co-chaired by Maj. Gen. Josue Robles, CEO of USAA; Chris Nielsen, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas; and Kim Bowers, CEO of CST Brands.

“The concept of educating all people regardless of race, class, or socioeconomic status is the engine that has made America a great nation and an economic power,” said Maj. Gen. Robles.  “Society has asked public schools to carry a heavier load, and they not only deserve our support – San Antonio’s future depends on them.”

To find out more about the Go Public initiative, visit their website, Facebook page, or follow on Twitter