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Friday, March 20, 2015

Send a letter to your legislators and the Governor: fund our schools, don't dismantle or privatize them!

Please help us protect our public schools by send a letter here to your legislators and then signing a petition to Gov. Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and Majority Leader Skelos Now!

Throughout NY state, parents, students, and teachers have rallied to protect our public schools from Governor’s Cuomo’s attempt to hold school aid hostage to his damaging policies to double-down on high-stakes testing, and divert funding to private schools and charters. Yet the Governor has called these peaceful protests “a tantrum of special interests,” adding: “Frankly, the louder special interests scream … the more we know we’re right.”

We need to send a message to the Legislature and the Governor that parents are NOT a special interest. We cannot allow our precious resources to be siphoned off to allow Cuomo and his billionaire donors attain their goal of privatizing our public schools.

1 comment:

John Mclaughlin said...

It can be very scary to think about not being able to have public schools anymore. At the end of the day though, being able to have both the option for private schools as well as public schools can be a great option for many different families. Something that is interesting though is the fact that the public option is going to be more of a struggle with all the different funding problems that are going on. Hopefully things will be able to be worked out in New York. Thank you for sharing. http://olivetschool.ca/academics/