*THERE WILL NOT BE A L.A.T. UPDATE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL AS MOST STATE LEGISLATURES ARE ON BREAK - WE WILL RESTART OUR LAT's IN MAY*
Check out our BAT Election Scorecard here for a rundown on where the primary candidates stand on education
Finally don't forget to share widely the BATS Candidate Position Paper - email, tweet, social media post to the primary candidates and demand an answer!
BATs Press Release - Please share with your local media outlets
BATs Thank the National Opt Out Movement http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/2016/03/for-immediate-release-12-2016-more.html
We have BATs running for office!! Please support
Educator Larry Proffitt running for Tennessee House from district 66! If we want to BE the change we have to run for office. Please support Larry with whatever you can donate. https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/larryproffitt4tnhouse66?refcode=promote-share#.Vr7AYwl-y04.facebook
Retired educator Janet Garrett is running for office in Ohio 4th Congressional District. Please support Janet and learn about her here http://www.janetgarrett.com/janets-story-1/
Oregon BATs support staunch education and child advocate Lew Frederick. Lew is running for District 22- North and Northeast Portland
Oregon BAT Tom Kane is running for House District 18 https://www.facebook.com/TomKaneforHouseDistrict18/?fref=ts
If you know of a BAT running for state or federal office please email our Executive Directors Marla Kilfoyle and Melissa Tomlinson at Contact.BATmanager@gmail.com
On March 20th Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky sponsored four bills that seek to offer relief to the children of New York. At a crowded press conference Assemblyman Kaminsky unveiled four legislative bills that seek to bring common sense back to education in New York State.
Assemblyman Kaminsky’s bills are an important start that will fix the damage done to education in New York State. NYSAPE and its coalition members back Assemblyman Kaminsky’s plan to decouple teacher evaluations from test results, end over-testing, empower parents, create needed alternative pathways to graduation for students, and make education about our children.
- See more at: http://www.nysape.org/nysape-pr-support-new-ed-legislation.html#sthash.K9eoPsAn.dpuf
Bill could expand school vouchers to half of all AZ students http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/03/24/bill-could-expand-school-vouchers-to_ap.html
Pa. budget does little to help schools http://www.ydr.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/03/24/pa-budget-does-little-help-schools/82205900/
Senate Approves K-12 Funding
Florida insists severely disabled teen take standardized test — despite pleas from family https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/03/23/florida-insists-severely-disabled-teen-take-standardized-test-despite-pleas-from-family/