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Call the White House. A national campaign to stop Race to the Top.

November 11, 2012
Contact the White House weekly at 202-456-1111 on your state’s designated day.

Message: Give all students the same education your girls are getting! Abandon Race to the Top and stop privatizing public schools.


1. Alabama
2. Alaska
3. Arizona
4. Arkansas
5. California
6. Colorado
7. Connecticut
8. Delaware
9. Florida
10. Georgia

1. Hawaii
2. Idaho
3. Illinois
4. Indiana
5. Iowa
6. Kansas
7. Kentucky
8. Louisiana
9. Maine
10. Maryland

1. Massachusetts
2. Michigan
3. Minnesota
4. Mississippi
5. Missouri
6. Montana
7. Nebraska
8. Nevada
9. New Hampshire
10. New Jersey

1. New Mexico
2. New York
3. North Carolina
4. North Dakota
5. Ohio
6. Oklahoma
7. Oregon
8. Pennsylvania
9. Rhode Island
10. South Carolina

1. South Dakota
2. Tennessee
3. Texas
4. Utah
5. Vermont
6. Virginia
7. Washington
8. West Virginia
9. Wisconsin
10. Wyoming

15 Comments leave one →
  1. ReTiredbutMisstheKids permalink
    November 11, 2012 8:54 pm

    The second part should be said as: Abandon Race to the Top, STOP the “standardized”
    testing, giving money to Pearson, and STOP privatizing public schools.

    (STOP–in caps.–does not mean shouting, but emphasis placed on the word stop.)

  2. November 11, 2012 8:55 pm

    Over 450 have already agreed to do this and are posting it on Facebook even though we didn’t send it out until late last Friday!
    This is a terrific beginning.

  3. November 11, 2012 9:06 pm

    As of 9:05 Chicago time, the number is 510. Wow!

  4. Anonymous permalink
    November 11, 2012 9:58 pm

    Thanks, Fred for posting this!!

  5. flbusbaby permalink
    November 11, 2012 11:41 pm

    Thanks for helping spread the word! There are now over 600 people agreeing to participate.

  6. Gail Sonnemann permalink
    November 12, 2012 7:55 pm

    Come on. Maybe we can’t vote in Congress, but we can call the White House bout important issues like this. Why would you leave out DC?

    • Fred Klonsky permalink*
      November 12, 2012 8:13 pm

      Stupidity. Apologies.

  7. Anonymous permalink
    November 12, 2012 9:09 pm

    I don’t understand. Race to the Top doesn’t give money to private schools (not the District competition at least).

    • Fred Klonsky permalink*
      November 13, 2012 6:11 am

      The move to charters and private management are centerpieces, along with competitive grants like Race to the Top, of Arne Duncan’s Department of Education. For example, !00 Chicago public schools are being targeted for closing, to be replaced by charters and privately managed but tax-payer supported schools.

    • susannunes permalink
      November 15, 2012 11:11 am

      Charter schools are private schools that receive public money. They differ from traditional private schools in that they don’t charge tuition or shouldn’t. However, since they don’t have to abide by any rules at all the public schools do and don’t have a board that is accountable to taxpayers, they are NOT public schools.

      The only reason charters exist is because the privatizers discovered they were a way to get public support when vouchers failed.

  8. November 13, 2012 5:35 am

    Thank you, Fred ! Keep spreading the word! —> It is Tuesday… I am wearing my Red for Public Ed and making my calls to the White House. It has been one week since we waited in those lines …. now it is time to wait on the line. Make the call today. Let our President know how you feel about all this standardized testing of our kids… let him know that we are not OK with replacing public schools with charters. Stop Race to the Top – call today: 202-456-1111

  9. dbpigtail permalink
    November 15, 2012 12:11 pm

    Reblogged this on The Plain Satisfactions and commented:
    This is so very important to be sure our voices are heard! Please join us in this phone campaign.

  10. Angie Sullivan permalink
    November 19, 2012 10:07 pm The Race to the Top stinks! #nved #nvteach

  11. amy mizialko permalink
    December 4, 2012 1:11 pm

    Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association will make calls starting today!


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