Actors Matt Damon and Richard Dreyfuss will join the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action in Washington, D.C., part of a four-day event,  July 28-31. The march itself, which will go to the White House, is July 30.

Both Damon and Dreyfuss are well known for their political and philanthropic activities. Damon has four school-aged children.

Save Our Schools is  a

a grassroots movement dedicated to restoring educator, parent, student, and community influence over education policy and practice…Our goal is to put public school stakeholders back at the center of all education policy conversations, and to refocus national, state, and local efforts on providing the resources and support schools need in order to provide a high-quality education for each and every student.

Save Our Schools seeks

equitable funding for all public school populations and for ending high-stakes testing for students, teachers and schools.

In addition to the conference and march, Save Our Schools is staging a film festival July 25-29, featuring education-centered documentaries.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.