Friday, November 25, 2016

Dear Assailant-in-Chief, Letter #10


Dear Assailant-in-Chief,

 I noticed you are naming a billionaire with no classroom experience who thinks privatizing public education is just dandy to be Secretary of Education.  Well, at least you're consistent.

I note in passing that a ballot measure sold as school improvement but described by some as "an experiment in privatizing education" just failed spectacularly in Georgia. The problem of course is that when your real objective is to turn education into a profit stream, you can't actually increase local control because people are unpredictable and might make decisions in their own best interests.  You therefore have to put in controls that make sure they make the "right" decisions...and that always gives up the game.  You can't talk local control and school choice and walk privatization.  They are mutually incompatible.  And people notice.

Yours sincerely,

Sara Amis
Citizen of these United States of America

From Dorine Jennette:

Please join me in bombarding the Assailant-in-Chief with letters: I will write to him every day through his first 100 days in office, maybe longer if momentum holds. I am asking others to write just ONE letter. Let's not just vent our grief to each other--let's speak truth to power together. Please WRITE and please SHARE this plan with your friends. Pass it on!
You do not need to be a woman or an assault survivor to address the Assailant-in-Chief as such. If you are a man who has a daughter, a sister, a wife, a woman colleague or friend you respect, or a mother (hint: that last one is all of you!), then you have something to say to the Assailant-in-Chief. Your letter might be a brief one-liner. That's great! Please send it! Women need our allies now. Here's the link to DJT's contact page--this might take you one minute or less!
Or, maybe you will start a related project addressing any one of the many groups Trump has already harmed . . .
As we talk with each other, let's break the bubble and also send our complaints straight to the source. He won't read them and won't care if he does, so probably this is a placeholder action while we figure out what we're really going to do . . . but it's something.

Dorine's posts can be found here:

PS from Sara:  I've taken to just tweeting these at him.  He's not going to read them anyway, but I might as well use the platform that he actually responds to.  *snort*

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