Thursday, July 13, 2017

PAA-Oregon fighting Stand for Children’s school board power grab | Parents Across America

PAA-Oregon fighting Stand for Children’s school board power grab | Parents Across America:

PAA-Oregon fighting Stand for Children’s school board power grab 



Deb Mayer, a member of the PAA Board of Directors and leader of PAA-Oregon, was mentioned in Diane Ravitch’s blog a couple of weeks ago. Diane shared a link to Deb’s article about the vicious attack on a Portland school board member by Stand for Children, which had backed a losing candidate in a recent school board election. Looking for enough votes to push their corporate education agenda, SFC is using some slimy techniques and a bushel of Gates money to try to get their way despite the decision of voters.
Standing ON Children (and everyone else…)
You can read Deb’s excellent article for details of the fiasco and how PAA-Oregon and others are fighting back. We echo Diane’s warning – “Stand for Children represents Bill Gates and the rest of the zbillionaire Boys Club that funds SFC. They are not working on behalf of the children and families of Portland. Don’t be fooled.”
That goes for parents everywhere – don’t be fooled!
And email us (info@parentsacrossamerica.org) if you have stories about Stand for Children. We are working on a few strategies to challenge this behemoth group of astroturfers.PAA-Oregon fighting Stand for Children’s school board power grab | Parents Across America:


 June 28 and July 13, 2017 newsletter brief



We combine these two issues since both were focused on promoting the PAA national parent survey. Details about the survey are here. The June 28th issue also reported on a demonstration against secretive school closings in 

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