Expect your School Board, State Education Officials & Representatives, and Congressional Representatives to STOP acting irresponsibly.
The Market-Based “Reform” Model has done too much damage! Overemphasis on testing wasted precious instructional time. Children lost opportunities to expand their learning.
Taxpayer money was misspent when it could have been invested in improving the quality of education for all children.
Contact Your Representatives Today! Tell them to Hit Pause and Rethink “Reforms.”
The BIGGEST THREAT to the U.S is the destruction of its Public Education System.
This website came about because WE NEED ACTION from every citizen who proclaims, “education is important.”
ITEM stands for Independent Temporary Education Movement.
I — Independent because we should all think independently.
T — Temporary because none of us should be endlessly fighting to stop the War on Public Schools. The war must end.
E — Education because it is “the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in” (Lincoln); “education is the keystone in the arch of freedom and progress (Kennedy).” Education is the non-partisan bedrock of the Republic.
M —Movement is the only way we, as a people, provide the check and balance against the corrupt political powers destroying public education. Collectively we can STOP the destruction of our public education system.
For far too long it has been the monetarily influential — through expertly done lobbying and marketing — who have gotten legislative results. It’s our turn. Become an effective citizen lobbyist.
Take actions now to help take back control of the lawmaking process. We the People are the only legitimate source of authority in our republic. Our elected officials have forgotten whose consent is proper and necessary for this democratic republic to survive and prosper.
Being a citizen lobbyist is as easy as picking up the phone or spreading the word in any way you can.
The League of Women Voters has advice on Making Your Voice Heard.
“All states share a basic definition of lobbying as an attempt to influence government action.” National Conference of State Legislatures
“Lobbying is talking about what matters to you.” Tips for Citizen Lobbying.
Try some bird-dogging…….Please take the time to read this.
Attend Town Hall Meetings held by Congressional Candidates
Pick the item you feel strongly about. Do what you can, when you can, as often as you can. Thank you for caring.
Contact Your Representatives Today!