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Part 2 — 2016 Legislative Wins

This is part two in a series that will detail the 2016 legislation session. Like last year, this session had mixed results, but the good news is that more parents and concerned citizens are engaged. This is how we win. We all can make a difference to engage with our children’s teachers and schools, encourage Read More

2016 Legislation Highlights

This year was again a mixed-bag. Victories can be passing good bills into law, but as equally important, they can be defeating the bad ones. We had a couple important bills that were vetoed by the Governor, a few tough and surprising wins, and we defeated the worst that threatened school choice. Unfortunately there were Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 18, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 18, 2016 — a busy week ahead! There are several important bills on the agenda, so please take a close look and contact your legislators. Brief, polite calls and emails are effective; mention if you are a constituent. All contact information is at the Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 11, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 11, 2016. There are two particularly important bills this week, identified with asterisk marks — one has a public hearing with the Senate Education Committee, and one will be exec’d by the House Education Committee. The public has until the executive sessions to impact Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 4, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 4, 2016. The House finished “cross over” a week ago, and now the House and Senate have traded most bills. There are a few especially important bills this week, identified with asterisk marks. All contact information is at the end of this post.   Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 21, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of March 21, 2016. This is the final week for “cross over”, when the House and Senate finalize remaining bills that originated in their chambers. Surviving bills are traded to the other body. There are several important bills this week, identified with asterisk marks. Several critical Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 29, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 29, 2016. The legislative session is beginning “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade bills. A handful have been reassigned; look for more in the weeks ahead. The public has until the executive sessions to make an impact on the committees’ recommendations, which Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 15, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 15, 2016. The public has until the executive sessions to make an impact on the committees’ recommendations, which is very influential when the entire body votes. Several bills are scheduled for executive sessions this week. Contact information for the House and Senate Education Committees Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 8, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 8, 2016. Some bills are starting to work their way through the committee to the entire House for a vote. They are clearly marked and we encourage the public to contact all of their representatives. However, most of the bills are scheduled for a Read More

Noble Goals Funded With Public-Private Partnerships — What Could Go Wrong?

” Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished, too.” — Aldous Huxley   Once again the senate introduced a bill that would create a preschool program, effectively expanding our public school system. It is wrapped in an experimental funding program called social impact bonds (SIBs); a Read More

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