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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wheeling and Dealing in Jefferson City Does Not Bode Well for Educational Sovereignty. Call Your Senators NOW.

What's going on in Jefferson City today in education? Just this ominous bit of information
(adapted from an email):

The Republican led legislature is pushing a Charter School initiative that
may allow foreign sponsorships of Charter Schools companies outside of Missouri).

What this means to Missourians is that your tax dollars would go to out of state
management companies to sponsor and LOCAL CONTROL OF SCHOOLS WOULD BE LOST !!!!!

This would open doors for companies like La Raza to control Missouri Charter
These companies have been very anti-American in their curriculum in the past:


Call your senators and tell them you do not want any legislation to pass this
that would take local control of schools out of the hands of the
citizens. Sovereignty in
educational choice is at stake.


We've already lost our ability to deal with failing schools on the state level. We received a
$9,000,000 Federal grant that MANDATES how Missouri will "turnaround" schools.

Did you know the four turnaround models come straight from Race to the Top?

And here we all thought Race to the Top was dead in Missouri! No, it's been
resurrected with a different name.

Is this what we want for education in Missouri?
Call your senators NOW and
tell them we do NOT want foreign corporations running Missouri schools.

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