Retired teacher and blogger Norm Scott (EdNotes Online) has a creative idea, though time is short. Why not brings hundreds of thousands (or millions) of students to Albany on March 4 to get a “civics lesson” and to remind legislators that 97% of the state’s children attend public schools, not charters.

He writes:

Help this teacher sell this class trip.

“Norm, just stumbled upon you. I tried selling our BOE on the same idea that I just read on your blog (Time for Massive Civics Lesson on March 4). Super didn’t know if we could do that with our public school buses. I teach Elem.Spec.Ed.- do you know if there are any generic “field trip civics lesson plans” out there to expedite my push to make this legit? People won’t get off their asses and take action; all we get is “write your legislators”. Actions speak.”

Norm writes:

“I proposed this weeks ago right after Eva announced she was closing schools on UFT lobby day, March 4, to take them up to Albany. Why not get hundreds of NYC classes to take a field trip to Albany for a civics lesson on how public money can be misused to get away with just about anything. Note how the teacher gets it about the business as usual without imagination UFT plan. Even though March 4 is the day after my 70th birthday I would go along just to get video of a lone teacher making a stand.”