Dear local union leaders and activists,
You have probably heard that state Republicans are re-introducing legislation that would force the closure of struggling public schools and convert them into independent charter schools. This would be a huge blow to our public school system, leading to the forced privatization of many public schools and continuing the right wing’s mission to defund public education. You may read a summary of the bill by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards to learn more about the specific details of the legislation.
AFT-Wisconsin members in the Madison area will be joining other local union members and educators, as well as concerned community members on Monday, January 26, 2015 to phone bank to help organize support for our public schools. I hope you can make it – and please share this information with fellow union members and anyone else who might be interested in standing up for public education.If you or anyone else from your local can attend, please contact John Yaggi to RSVP at via email at yaggi or telephone (515) 451-6974.