Tomorrow, Michiganders from across the state, joined by Working America members and organizers, will go to the State Capitol in Lansing to meet with legislators about Senate Bill 619, the “cyber schools” bill.
Working America has been educating the public about SB 619, which would lift restrictions on the expansion of for-profit virtual school programs. The American Federation of Teachers estimates that SB 619 would siphon as much as $7.2 billion away from Michigan’s public school system. K12, Inc., one of the largest corporations offering virtual school programs, has been pushing the bill hard. A member corporation of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), K12, Inc. is no stranger to using the political process to further their bottom line.
The bill has passed the State Senate and has been referred out of the House Education Committee, so we’re holding the line in the Michigan House – but time is running out. SB 619 could be coming up for a vote this week.
If you’re in Michigan, please join us tomorrow as we meet face to face with state legislators on this issue. Here’s the lowdown:
Who: Michigan working families
What: Meetings with legislators and press event in Room 424, State Capitol
When: Meeting with legislators at 1PM ET, press event at 2 PM ET, Wednesday April 25, 2012
Where: Room 424 at our State Capitol, 100 North Capitol, Lansing
For more info: Email email@example.com or call (734) 222-6496
If you can’t make it to Lansing in person tomorrow, you can still stand up against this corporate-backed attack on Michigan public schools. You can use our Call Tool to leave a message for your Michigan representative and/or send a message online.
Let’s defeat this attack on our schools. Let’s tell our representatives to stand with kids, not corporations.