Stop tricking progressives into signing Michelle Rhee’s union busting petitions
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Stop tricking progressives into signing Michelle Rhee’s union busting petitions

    1. Aaron Krager
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      Aaron Krager

      Chicago, IL

Michelle Rhee has been using Change.org to collect tens of thousands of emails addresses. She uses cleverly worded, deceptive language for her anti-union petitions that have entrapped the otherwise well-meaning into signing her anti-union, anti-teacher petitions.

Rhee has been traveling the country working with Tea Party governors to weaken public schools. She lobbied on behalf of SB 5 in Ohio, and the anti-collective bargaining bill in Michigan. She played a major part in eliminating collective bargaining from Tennessee's teachers; she advised Rick Scott as he gutted the Florida budget for public education; and she hired a lobbyist in Pennsylvania to work on weakening tenure for teachers. She even appeared on Fox News to support Scott Walker’s union-busting in Wisconsin.

Rhee uses Change.org to post deceptively worded petitions with such titles as: “Join the Fight to Save Great Teachers” and “Pay Effective Teachers What They Deserve.” When you delve into it, she’s working to weaken unions and institute merit pay for teachers. These are insidious, corporate, anti-progressive reforms. Change.org should not be participating in Rhee’s union busting.

Change.org claims that it is an open platform, but even as an open platform, they have a choice to actively promote and organize for an issue or client. If Scott Walker or John Kasich were to post a petition title “Join the Fight to Save Great Public Workers,” we would not let it stand. So we must stand up to them and let them know that this is not acceptable.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago
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    • Carolyn Smith HARRISBURG, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      There are so many factors that make a successful teacher that basing their salary, indeed their continued employment, on student test results fails the teachers and the students. The diversion of public funds to private institutions is a travesty. We need more funds and more support, not less.

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    • Andrew Large WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Michelle Rhee wants nothing short of the destruction of the teaching profession through deskilling and disempowerment. Teaching used to be a calling; more and more it is becoming a job. And the Rhee-publicans are the ones responsible. I am disgusted that I got tricked into signing a Rhee-publican petition.

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    • Heidi McLean SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I no longer look at change.org petitions because I'm afraid I might be suckered into signing a petition promoted by Michelle Rhee and other anti-public education, pro-privatization advocates. I'm signing because in the past I tried to communicate with Change.org about this and couldn't find a way.

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    • Rachel Becknell DEKALB, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      This woman is working ti ruin public education.

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