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Governor Chafee: You said no to the Iraq war, say no to zero tolerance education


Ohanian Comment: You can help out the people in Providence, RI who are trying to stop this Charter Management Organization from draining funds from public schools by signing their petition to the governor. You can find out more about Achievement First by putting those two words into a search on this site. Start here.



Why This Is Important

The people of Rhode Island need your help in encouraging Governor Chafee to take the lead in saying no to the top-down, zero-tolerance, corporate-backed take over of public education. Achievement First (AF), a Charter Management Organization (CMO) that embraces a zero-tolerance education model, is currently trying to expand into Rhode Island. AF, like other zero-tolerance CMO's, supports the use of shunning and harsh discipline to control students, hurts the development of student voice and critical thinking skills, limits parental involvement in teaching and learning, creates high levels of student and teacher attrition, serves few high need students, and drains needed financial resources from traditional public schools (see www.wecanri.net for blog postings, testimonials, and the facts about AF). . . .

— WeCanRI.org
Petition

2012-01-13

http://www.change.org/petitions/rhode-island-governor-chafee-you-said-no-to-the-iraq-war-say-no-to-zero-tolerance-education

RI


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