'Keep It Local' Day kicks off the Week of Action
This week, from June 6 to 10, the Save Our Public Schools campaign is holding a Week of Action to show support for public schools for all and to oppose efforts to lift the cap on unaccountable charter schools. While we are emphasizing different actions for different days of the week, we encourage MTA members to do whatever actions work best for them.
Monday, June 6: Keep It Local
Highlight the importance of keeping local control.
Has your school committee passed a resolution in opposition to lifting the cap on charter schools? If yes, say thank you. If not, ask members to consider passing one. More than 50 communities are on record in opposition to a charter cap lift.
Here's a list of a communities that have taken a position or passed resolutions in opposition to lifting the cap on charter schools. Click here for a sample resolution.
Schedule of EventsLearn More About Charter Schools
- Charter funding: Let's get it right, Melrose Free Press, June 3
- Fifty school committees come out against charter school expansion, The Boston Globe, May 26
- Waltham school officials fight state's charter school expansion, Waltham News Tribune, May 24
- Wareham school board ardently opposes charter schools, Wareham Courier, May 13
- Malden School Committee votes to oppose lifting charter cap, Malden Observer, May 4
- Fund district schools before expanding charters, New Bedford Standard-Times op-ed, parent Richardo Rosa, April 27
- Separate and unequal charter schools, MetroWest Daily News op-ed, Marlborough teacher Brittany Spearin, April 11
- Traditional public schools disadvantaged by charter formula, Worcester Telegram and Gazette column, Clive McFarlane, April 4
- Retain charter-school cap, Sentinel & Enterprise letter to the editor, Massachusetts Association of School Committees, March 24
- Charter plan unfair, Boston Herald letter to the editor, Juan M. Cofield, March 29
- Taunton teachers urge state to keep charter school cap, Taunton Daily Gazette letter to the editor, Taunton educators, March 18
- Mass. should keep the charter school cap in place, Wicked Local Berkley op-ed, Fall River educator Kurt Ostrow, March 1
- Charter cap debate comes to Dennis-Yarmouth, The Register, March 10
- As I See It: The charter schools debate, Worcester Telegram and Gazette op-ed, EAW President Leonard Zalauskas, March 7
What's next? Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7: Stick to Public Schools (Sticker Day)