Maybe you’ve made calls. Or written letters. Or even stood outside for hours with a sign and the full power of your voice. And when Betsy DeVos was STILL confirmed as education secretary, maybe you felt an immediate urge to take matters into your own hands by running for your local school board.
Well, guess what. YOU CAN!
Betsy DeVos’ confirmation has sparked a nationwide movement to run for school board. Most are motivated by a strong desire to help kids in their communities. You want to be involved on the ground, making decisions that directly affect your local schools.
Even more importantly, you want to make sure DeVos’ inexperience and misguided concepts about school choice don’t hamper your local public schools’ ability to provide a great education for all kids. The last thing you want to see is your local public schools drained of resources and public trust.
What Betsy DeVos does will affect schools nationwide, but what YOU do on your school board will affect the daily lives of those right in your community.
So, if you’re thinking about running for school board, your NYSUT Regional Political Organizer has the information you need!
Contact your building rep or Greg McCrea for more information about running for your local Board of Education.