From: Todd Weiler To: Sen. Weiler, T., Subject: Re: Reject ALEC Date: 2014-02-15T05:22:07Z Body:
I appreciate you contacting me and sharing your views.
> On Feb 14, 2014, at 10:18 PM, "Kenwyn Derby" wrote:
> I urge you to stand with your constituents and reject the American Legislative Exchange Council’s education-privatization agenda.
> ALEC has put their corporate donors before our students by:
> - Diverting public tax dollars to fund private schools and for-profit online education providers
> - Eroding our schools’ quality curriculum
> - Attacking teachers and undermining their professional voice
> - Defunding the public services on which our neediest students depend.
> The recent release of ALEC internal meeting documents confirms that this agenda is advanced by corporations and adopted behind closed doors. As such, ALEC has put their corporate donors before our democracy as well.
> Our students and our schools deserve better. If the United States is to remain the most prosperous and powerful country, it needs an education system that works for its citizens—not corporations.
> Please join me in standing up for public education that works for all. Join me in standing up to ALEC’s education-privatization agenda.
> Kenwyn Derby
> 882 E. Millbrook Way
> Bountiful, UT 84010