Help spread the #keepthecap message from June 6 to 10
The Save Our Public Schools campaign is planning a Week of Action from June 6 to 10 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. Here are some ways to get involved:
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.
Click here for a list of school committees that have passed resolutions and here for sample resolution language.
Tuesday, June 7: Stick to Public Schools (Sticker Day)
Wear a "Save Our Public Schools" sticker, hold a sign, take a selfie and post.
Have fun and be creative! Use whatever you have on hand and whatever works in your community to spread the #keepthecap message during the Week of Action and beyond.
Make a splash on social media. Post your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your social media network of choice with the hashtag #keepthecap and the Twitter handle, @SOPublicSchools. Not on social media? Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 8: Fully Fund Public Schools
Spread the word about how much your district is losing to charters and how those lost funds could be put to good use.
Click here to find out how much is your district is losing to charter schools.
Thursday, June 9: The Schools We Deserve (and Those We Don’t)Tell us what your public school does well and why the goal is excellent public schools for all. Draw contrasts with charter schools that use hyperdisciplinary methods and teach to the test.
Share success stories and your vision for excellent public schools for all.
Friday, June 10: Talk to 10 on the 10th
Talk to 10 people about keeping the cap on charter schools and help us identify voters.
Share the names of the Save Our Public Schools campaign supporters you have identified here.