Do you know the impact charter schools are having on your local school district and community? How much of the $900 million being diverted from traditional public schools to charters is coming at the expense of your schools?
KnowYourCharter.com is a powerful new resource that helps you and your members answer those questions. With many Ohioans unaware of how charter schools operate and how they’re performing , we have much work to do to raise awareness of the impact of charter schools on our communities to build public pressure for meaningful reform.
– A user’s guide to KnowYourCharter.com
– OEA’s message on charter schools
– A guide to charter school accountability campaign activities at the local level and with your legislators
– Sample letters-to-the-editor and information on where to send them
– Sample Board of Education Resolutions
– Information on how to access additional resources
We encourage you to use any or all of the recommended strategies as a way of engaging members in your local on this vital issue. For further information, go to ohea.org or contact us at KnowYourCharter@ohea.org. Be sure to let us know what you’re doing and the impact you’re having in your community.