How can quality public education for all be a solid part of our children’s lives? How can qualified career teachers find support and respect? How can insanely expensive and corporately profitable charters and high stakes testing be abolished? How can the rash of public school closings be ended? How can the bizarre sale of the public good for financial and political gain be eliminated?
Unfortunately, in state after state – including yours – choosing the political hack in either party no longer means anything. In Illinois for example:
Well, what about the other Republican and Democratic candidates for governor?
With the next set of pre-established elections that will not allow other entrants, the only choices are to elect those very, very few who truly are pro-public education. Also, vote against any and all incumbents to disrupt their gerrymandered political lock.
What is the single most difficult yet most effective way of safeguarding our children and our futures? “We must reclaim reform by running individual pro-public education candidates in our own localities.”
The Chicago Teachers Union has just established an Independent Political Organization of teachers, parents and all others who know how important quality public education for all is. They realize that this moment is crucial. Why?
“A child miseducated is a child lost.”
– John F. Kennedy
Don’t let it be your child.