Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Not-So Hidden Agenda of the State Charter Commission

Diane Horwitz from DePaul passed this along..

At an education forum in Oak Park Wednesday, State Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) said she plans to introduce legislation to help stop the Illinois State Charter Commission's "hidden agenda" of expanding charter schools across the state.

I recommend that everyone email Senator Lightford with encouragement immediately, although I'm a bit confused about how the Charter Commission's agenda is in any way hidden. It doesn't matter. A senator has read the legislation, looked at the record, and figured out that there's a rogue agency undermining democratic governance in Illinois. We need to rally around her.

Here's an email contact for her. If anyone has a more direct line, let me know.

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