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Stop lying and discontinue Student's First anti-public school propaganda

    1. Carolyn Jacobson
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      Carolyn Jacobson

      Los Angeles, CA

Pandering and lying to the public discredits the good that Change.org can do. Change.org claims that they have discontinued the bogus petitions of Students First that automatically come up after signing legitimate petitions regarding the public good. Students First gets the unsuspecting public to "support teachers" or "support public schools" or "click here to help your child get into college",and each time someone clicks their link they automatically "join" this bogus organization which in turn is used to show how "millions" support their privatization cause.
Tell Change.org to follow through on their promises and DROP THE PROPAGANDA OF STUDENTS FIRST AND MICHELE RHEE.

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    • Sean Jewett AURORA, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      It wasn't, until I received an email from Michele Rhee thanking me for signing her petition on Change.org supporting 'Students First', now, it's an issue, because I despise Michele Rhee and every other so-called 'Progressive' educator that sees education as a business endeavor and not something that focuses on students.

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    • Judith Cunningham-Neff KNOXVILLE, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Thank you, Carolyn, for starting this. I accidentally signed their petition and tried to make a statement, but that was not allowed. Student's First is an outrageous effort, backed by cynical corporate types and a certain woman who gets huge rewards from being a snarky on stage presence, to quash teachers on the ground who do the actual work with ALL our kids. This effort, like corporate businesses, will not reach truly poor kids, like those in rural areas because it will be "just good business sense" to stop serving in areas that do not payoff. Sort of like relying on corporate food to help rural kids become healthy. Sort of like paying physicians only if their smoking, drug addicted, obese patients get aerobically fit. You cannot make money on kids and this is an effort to do exactly that. Please do not be persuaded by this egregiously misleading effort.

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    • Tom Conry PORTLAND, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      Public schools matter. This organization is trying to destabilize public education, ultimately for profit.

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    • Jennifer Hall SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Michelle Rhee and her Students First organization are looking to cripple educators' unions and other public sector unions in order to privatize public education. They are not community oriented. They want for-profit charter schools, and they want to override the efforts and hard work of whole communities. It is just plain wrong for change.org to carry their petitions. I, too, have had the experience of a students first petition popping up for a signature after signing another petitions AFTER change.org had disavowed their association with students first. Sadly, I will not be able to sign any more petitions on change.org until this is rectified. ch

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    • Dave Russell MURRIETA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because the agenda of StudentsFirst is misleading and based on propagana

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