A growing body of education leaders and organizations has come out in opposition to the ballot initiative. Opponents now include: Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville, the Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association, the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association, the Massachusetts Reading Association, the Massachusetts Association of College and University Reading Educators, the Massachusetts School Library Association, the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies and the Massachusetts Administrators for Special Education.
While Stand for Children once advocated for more funding for public schools and students today the organization is leading a full-scale assault against teachers in our public schools. Stand for Children claims to be a grassroots organization that stands for access to quality education for all students but the organization is increasingly controversial. Today Stand for Children receives vast amounts of corporate money and is aggressively pushing an ideologically-driven brand of ‘education reform.’ Hear their agenda for yourself. In this video, Stand for Children co-founder Jonah Edelman talks openly about his goal of undermining teachers’ unions.