Very, very, very bad bill we need to defeat!
Just a few minutes ago, the MT House of Representatives passed HB 562 to establish and fund private charter schools in Montana on a 63-37 vote
Please CALL OR TEXT the targets listed below and urge them to switch their vote to NO on HB 562 on 3rd reading. Please send these texts/make these calls BEFORE 8 AM Friday morning.
exempts charter school teachers from all MT licensure standards (requires no license to teach)
grows government by creating a school choice commission
does not allow all taxpayers to vote in governing board elections--only parents and employees
does not allow employees of charter schools to be in TRS or PERS
allows public tax dollars to go to private, unaccountable, and virtual corporations
defunds our public schools by siphoning tax dollars to a separate, parallel system of PRIVATE schools
allows private charter schools to opt out of accountability if it's too expensive
places the governance of charter schools into private hands
Contact info and instructions are included below. Thank you for working to protect Montana's students and public education system!
There are SEVERAL ways to contact the HOUSE.
Call the Capitol switchboard at 406-444-4800 and leave a message for up to ten members at a time.
Call or text the Representatives listed below.
Say "Hi, I'm xxx and I am calling to ask you to change your vote on HB562 to a NO on 3rd reading. (give a reason if you'd like)."
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT THESE REPS. THEY WILL NOT SEE AN EMAIL IN TIME!
DavidBedey(R) (406) 381-2059
MartaBertoglio(R) (406) 438-1772
LarryBrewster(R) (406) 670-0929
MikeHopkins(R) (406) 531-1775
GregKmetz(R) (406) 853-1636
DenleyLoge(R) (406) 649-2369
KennethWalsh(R) (406) 596-0418
JonathanWindy Boy(D)(406) 945-1805