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Weekly Leg Fax: Democratic governance of schools

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

Parent Voices Weekly Education Fax March 20, 2013  Support democratic governance of public schools   The story: Legislative proposal seeks to strengthen local control of schools Last November, voters in Bridgeport, Connecticut rejected a corporate reform-backed effort to strip voters of their right to an elected school board. PAA Connecticut member Wendy Lecker wrote, “Bridgeport’s voters were not fooled by the reformers’ claims. A sound majority elected to retain their right to vote, maintaining public accountability for education.” 87% of …