Public Schools need more teachers, smaller classrooms, and better resources, and to give a second chance to those coming home from prison. That is the first issue in our Freedom Schools platform. However, the Trump administration is taking money away from the teachers, and putting them into high-priced private schools via vouchers, while our public schools are being turned into jails.
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There are many things you can do!
- Share This Video – Take this opportunity to share this video on social media, so others are aware of the attack being waged on public education. Share via YouTube, Twitter, and FaceBook.
- Sign This Petition – Betsy DeVos has proven time and time again that she is completely unqualified to serve as Secretary of Education. Recently, she struggled to answer even basic questions about schools in her home state of Michigan, where she implemented a private charter school system that has drained public education funds and worsened both public and private school performance statewide. Sign this petition to demand her resignation!
- Call Your 3 Members of Congress (2 Senator, and 1 House Member) – We need you to stand up for public schools. Right now there are two voucher bills, both referred to as the Military Education Savings Accounts Act (HR 5199 / S. 2517) in the House and the Senate. Both bills would siphon off the Impact Aid public school districts get in order to fund an Education Savings Account (ESA) program that would allow some students to use a voucher to attend a private school. This bill will move quickly so send your email here today, via the Network for Public Education. Then please call your Senators and your House Member and let them know you are opposed to HR 5199 and S. 2517. Read more about it here.
- Local Matters – Every state in the union has some form of Charter School law. Use THIS TOOL to look up your State Legislator and State Senator, and call them to demand they close the charter school loophole.
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