Saturday, March 26, 2016

BATs Legislative Team Weekly Update 

*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*



Federal News

Check out our BAT Election Scorecard here for a rundown on where the primary candidates stand on education
http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/2016/01/bat-election-scorecard-common-core.html

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!
http://www.badassteacher.org/

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 
  http://www.lewfrederick.org/

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


STATE NEWS



NEW YORK
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


ARIZONA

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


PENNSYLVANIA

IOWA
Senate Approves K-12 Funding 

FLORIDA

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