Join us in a Week of Action to #KeepTheCap on Charters

Help us spread the #keepthecap message next week!

CPS is proud to participate with the Save Our Public Schools campaign in a Week of Action from June 6 to 10.  Each day of the week, we’ll support public schools for all and oppose efforts to lift the cap on charter schools. Here are some ways to get involved:

Monday, June 6: Keep It Local 

Highlight the importance of local control. More than 50 communities are on record in opposition to a charter cap lift. Is your school committee one of them? If yes, say thank you. If not, ask them to get on board. Click here for a list of communities that have passed resolutions. Here’s a sample resolution.

Tuesday, June 7: Stick to Public Schools (Sticker Day) 

Wear a “Save Our Public Schools” sticker, hold a sign, take a selfie and post. 

Get your creative juices flowing! Use whatever you have on hand to spread the #keepthecap message during the Week of Action and beyond. 

Post your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your social media network of choice with the hashtag #keepthecap and the Twitter handle, @SOPublicSchools. Not on social media? Email your photos

Wednesday, June 8: Fully Fund Public Schools 

Let others know how much your district is losing to charters and how those lost funds could be put to good use. Click here to find out how much is your district is losing to charter schools.

Thursday, June 9: The Schools We Deserve (and Those We Don’t)

Share success stories and your vision for excellent public schools for all. Tell us what your public school does well and why the goal is excellent public schools for all. Draw contrasts with charter schools that use hyper-disciplinary methods and teach to the test.

Friday, June 10: Talk to 10 on the 10th 

Talk to 10 people about keeping the cap on charter schools and help us identify voters. Share the names of the Save Our Public Schools campaign supporters you have identified here.