Hello, ALEC.

No, not a person.  A conservative think tank whose legislative agenda for education includes vouchers, the expansion of charters, tax breaks for home-schoolers and private companies building and running schools.

Want to know more about ALEC? Here’s the link to the Sunday Star Ledger story.  Knowing about ALEC would just be an intellectual exercise for policy wonks, except that it is coming directly at our children.

Close a school and place a charter in it? Proposed for Paterson. Have an Educational Management Organization run a school? Proposed for Paterson.

Have private organization build and run schools? Passed! for Camden and others.

If you believe in public education for all children, this is a perilous time. What are you prepared to do to keep our public schools serving all our children?

Irene