Public Education

The National School Public Relations Association advocates for public education nationally and locally. Their mission “is to advance education through responsible public relations and communication that leads to success for all students.”

The National Education Association (NEA) offers this webpage listing 7 ways parents can advocate for public education.

The National School Boards Association provides this advocacy page.

Key Allies

Asheville City Schools Foundation advocates through Mountain Allies for Public Schools (MAPS). Their “long term goal is to strengthen the base of support for public education in Asheville and North Carolina by developing networks of individuals and organizations to advocate for real and lasting support of high-quality public education.” This is accomplished by building a regional voice for public education, connecting all concerned to information through social media. MAPS can be found on their Facebook page and on twitter at @MountainAPS.  

Get involved: Contact Kate Pett at to learn how you can participate in the advocate network.