Philadelphia activists fought back and regained democracy. "State control of Philadelphia’s schools came to an end in November 2017. This was an historic event, long in the making by a resistance campaign by Netroots Nation! State control cut expenses & staff, closed neighborhood schools, and imposed “school choice." Philly saw its core institutions ripped out & replaced with schools operated by private interests with no knowledge of community values & culture." For more than a decade, Netroots Nation hosted the largest annual conference for progressives. Attendees are online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media makers, professionals from advocacy orgs progressive companies or labor unions. Next session is July 11-13 in Philadelphia. choose from 80+ panels, 60+ training sessions, inspiring keynotes, caucuses, film screenings and lots of networking and social events.