8:15am - 9:25am Tactics and Strategies for Successfully Fighting Charter Schools
Sunday Oct 15
Workshop co-moderated by parent activist Eileen Brown of STAND (San Anselmo) and Robert Ovetz, parent and professor who co-organized a successful campaign to block a charter school (West Marin, California). The workshop will discuss organizing campaigns to stop charter schools. It will be organized as an open discussion including several activists who have successfully fought charter schools and some who are engaged in current campaigns to fight them. After short introductions the moderators will engage those attending to discuss tactics and strategies they are using in their efforts in order to provide activists with sources of new ideas for tactics and strategies to use in their own exisitng and future campaigns. The objective of the workshop is to brainstorm new tactics and strategy for fighting charter schools as the basis for developing a guide for fighting and defeating charter schools.