Students First employees - fighting in favor of Common Core and Charter Schools - are:
(1) PAID to show up, and
(2) Given PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT over REAL Tennesseans,
who are NOT paid to be there,
who have traveled long distances, and
some have even taken vacation time from their jobs in order to attend these very important hearings.
I keep showing up with my kids HOURS early, to make sure we can get in only to find no available seats! THIS IS WHY!!! Sorry, I am not exaggerating one bit when I say your children's education is for sale!
(shared with permission from a Mom in Williamson County)
Email from StudentsFirst to their mailing list:
Unless you have a Mom or Dad - a real TN parent - in that coordinator spot, there is no credibility. StudentsFirst is a heavily-funded, out-of-state organization who saves seats in OUR state committee meetings and gives money to OUR elected officials to influence them. Not nice.