Article re Grassroots Success

Here is an article about a grassroots group in Milwaukee that successfully overcame a proposed mayoral takeover of their district’s school system.  They took on the mayor of their city, the governor of their state, the mainstream media, and, indirectly, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and they won.  They faced many of the same problems supporters of adult education here in West Contra Costa face.  The takeover was considered a “done deal” until they intervened.  There are ideas in this article that we could use.

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/24_03/24_03_editorial.shtml

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One Response

  1. Thanks for posting this inspiring article. It looks like COSAS is pursuing a similar path by reaching out to a broad spectrum of community organizations and representatives. We should continue to look for ways to expand that outreach.

    If it weren’t for our work, adult education in West County would be toast; as it is, it appears that the district is holding off on a budget vote until school is out for summer.

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