Thanks to all who showed up today to have their voices heard by the Senate Committee on Education. Hundreds of people came out to testify, and the hearing on SB 22 lasted from 2pm to 8pm! Thanks for making sure our voices were heard. We'd love to post as much of the testimony as we can - email yours to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though the hearing is over, we still have work to do. We need to continue to spread the word about SB 22 and contact our legislators to voice our opinions against this privatization of public schools.
We also learned today that Senator Vinehout is deeply interested in understanding the underlying corporate and money dynamics involved with charters, especially the franchises. We should email her and other senators on the Education Committee literature about this, along with studies that show failures or inconclusive evidence about the performance of charter schools.
Let's educate these senators and see what they can do!
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