KnowYourCharter Toolkit

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? 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.

THIS TOOLKIT provides you with the tools and resources you need to use as a tool for member organizing and political advocacy. In it, you will find:

– A user’s guide to
– 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 or contact us at Be sure to let us know what you’re doing and the impact you’re having in your community.