America is facing an education crisis that threatens our schools and our students, with more than 80% of school districts expected to lay off school staff. These layoffs will lead to crowded classrooms and dramatic program cuts and are coming at the same time that schools are facing demands for better academic outcomes.

Yesterday, the National Education Association launched “Speak up for Education and Kids” a national campaign to mobilize educators and others concerned about the budget emergency facing public education. Their television ad, created to kick off their new campaign, is airing on national and cable networks and definitely caught our attention.

Watch the advertisement below, and then visit the National Education Association’s website to learn more about their campaign.