Comments on: The charter contradiction http://www.newstips.org/2013/01/the-charter-contradiction/ Chicago Community Stories Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: Valerie F. Leonard http://www.newstips.org/2013/01/the-charter-contradiction/comment-page-1/#comment-12429 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:55:44 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=6862#comment-12429 Curtis, I apologize for making a duplicate comment in the comment sections of two separate blog entries. I really think it is important that your readers know about two grassroots petition efforts to address school closings on a national and state level. The first petition is to the President, asking him to stop education policies that promote mass school closings while expanding charters. The second is to the Governor and State Legislature asking them to create a master education facilities planning board. Regardless of where you stand on the issues of mass closings and rapid expansion of charters, you should be concerned that such drastic measures have not resulted in greater school quality. All schools could benefit from school districts taking the time to adequately plan.

Here’s the link to the petition to the President.
http://wh.gov/Ua20

Here’s the link to the petition to the Governor and State Legislature.
http://signon.org/sign/illinois-legislature

Please sign and share both petitions. If we get 25,000 signatures on the petition to the President by January 30, he will provide a public response on his We the People website.

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