November Grassroots Education Network Reports
read this month's reports from Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Ohio
That beautiful November day is destined to be the turning point in returning public education policy-making to experienced education professionals.
That’s the day the SUPERs came to the Ohio Statehouse.
A bright spot in an extremely dark election landscape came from Massachusetts voters, who soundly defeated a ballot question to lift restrictions on charter school expansion. The question’s defeat was a victory for public schools and for the power of educating the public about charter schools.
While Louisville’s recent school board selections mean we will finally have a fighting chance to stop the intentional harm that education reformers are doing at the local level, they can only do so much once the floodgates are opened at the state and national levels.
For those of us who support public education, a real bright spot in the November 2016 election was the defeat of Amendment 1 in Georgia. Amendment 1 proposed to allow the state to create a state-wide “Opportunity School District” that would take over and privatize so-called “failing schools,” patterned after similar districts in Louisiana, Tennessee and Michigan.