Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ed Reform: I'm Informed, Now What?

If you are like me, once you learn about current education reform, you will want to take action.  Here are four things you can do. 

  1. Opt Out - What if they gave a test and nobody came?  Maine parents have the right to opt their children out of state testing. 
  2. Share - Write a Tweet or post a status.  Share an article.  Hand out flyers.  See a documentary to a friend.  Bring a relative to rally.  Write an op-ed for the local paper.  Choose a book on education for your book club.  And TALK to everyone.  Engaging others in conversation is the most successful way to share what you have learned.  Most people simply don't know. 
  3. Contact - Email, snail mail, or call people in positions to make choices.  These include: Teachers, principals, curriculum directors, heads of special education, superintendents, state representatives, state senators, school board members, mayors, governors, department of education officials, teacher educators at colleges and universities, etc.
  4. Vote - When it is time to vote at the town, state, and national level, become informed about how candidates and laws will affect education. 

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