ARLINGTON, Va.–The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) has released The Public School Speaks, a new DVD that shines a light on the importance of public education and makes a case for increased financial and public support for our nation?s public schools. The DVD is component in AASA?s Stand Up for Public Education? campaign, a multiyear effort to support high-quality public education.

The Public School Speaks is based on an article written by renowned public education advocate Frosty Troy for AASA?s The School Administrator magazine. The DVD features school system leaders from around the country, including AASA President Eugene G. White, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools (Ind.), and AASA President-Elect Sarah Jerome, superintendent of Arlington Heights School District 25 (Ill.).

"Public education is the most important institution in American society," said AASA Executive Director Paul D. Houston. "The Public School Speaks provides an inspirational look at the power of public education and the valuable role that public schools play in the United States."

The Public School Speaks is co-sponsored by AASA and the Indiana Association of Educational Service Centers. It was produced by Central Indiana Educational Service Center?s award-winning video production team. It won a 2007 AEGIS Award for outstanding production quality.

More information about The Public School Speaks, including a 30-second preview, is available at www.aasa.org/PublicSchoolSpeaks.

About AASA

AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States. AASA?s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. AASA?s major focus is standing up for public education. For more information, please visit www.aasa.org.

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