Yinzercation is a collective of volunteer parents, students, teachers, and community members in Southwest Pennsylvania allied for great public schools for all children. We are a part of the grassroots education justice movement committed to students, equity, and the preservation of public education as a civil right and a public good. With over 3,500 followers on our blog and social media, we have a strong on-line presence while also hosting frequent social actions and events ranging from rallies and demonstrations to lectures, town halls, film showings, and meetings with decision makers.

We are led by a volunteer Steering Committee:



The Yinzercation blog is written by Jessie B. Ramey, Ph.D., a parent of two Pittsburgh Public School students. She is a historian of working families, gender, race and U.S. social policy and a Visiting Scholar in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Social History, Journal of Family History, Children and Youth Services Review, as well as the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and AlterNet.org, among others. She has twice been recognized by the White House with invitations to meet with President Obama’s senior policy advisors. Her new book is Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages. All views expressed on the blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of steering committee members.

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