Sunday, April 2, 2017

Help Florida Parents of Third Graders Fight for Their Children | Diane Ravitch's blog

Help Florida Parents of Third Graders Fight for Their Children | Diane Ravitch's blog:

Help Florida Parents of Third Graders Fight for Their Children 



I just contributed $200 to this just cause.
If we crowd source our support, parents in Florida can fight the unjust law that prevents their children from advancing to fourth grade unless they take and pass the state test. Children who opt out will be retained. Children who received all A’s all year will flunk.
Support the parents fighting this stupid state mandate:
Dear Friends of Public Education,
As the Plaintiffs move towards the Florida Supreme Court, they must continue to pay their attorney. They have agreed to pay $7400.00 to progress this case. This is a small portion of the entire legal bill. With your generous donations, we can make it.
Here is a compelling video appeal from one of the parents: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_y8yDe0lOu0
At this time they have raised over $5000.00 of that $7400.00 and for that we thank you!
The families now have until April 4th to commit so please share the campaign and continue to support the fight to make sure that #180DaysCount.
There are 3 ways to donate.
1) gofundme.com/StopGr3Retention
3) To avoid GoFundMe fees, you may send a check directly to Attorney for the Plaintiffs:
The Law Office of Andrea Flynn Mogensen, P.A.
200 South Washington Boulevard, Suite 7
Sarasota FL 34236
Note on your check: “Third Grade Florida Supreme Court” and please let us know you have sent it at TheOptOutFLNetwork@gmail.com
It has been encouraging that SO MANY teachers have donated.
If you can contribute a challenge match to help the families get over this first hurdle, we would be very grateful.Help Florida Parents of Third Graders Fight for Their Children | Diane Ravitch's blog:
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