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At the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) big corporations write and sponsor free-market policies alongside state legislators. These bills follow ALEC’s simple formula: Defund. Deregulate. Privatize. Profit.
Recently, over 40 public facing corporations have pulled their support from ALEC due to their harmful policies including Stand Your Ground laws and restricting Voting Rights.
The track records for ALEC’s education policies are also shameful. They are not research proven reforms and they have a real negative impact on students.
Privatization is top on their list and it comes in many forms like vouchers and education tax credit, unregulated corporate cyber schools and corporate-backed “parent triggers”.
ALEC members are also playing the long game to clear the way for more privatization with less oversight by focusing on how to limit the power of educators to collectively bargain and have a voice in working and learning conditions.
Parents and Communities get it. Real conversations about education reform have to address inequities and allow educators to be a voice for their students and the profession. Fill out the form below to pledge to stand up for students and against ALEC and corporate-backed education reform.
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