CSDC's Board Bulletin #3: The Five Steps to Becoming a Charter School Advocate

Published February 01, 2021 16:08

Television and newspapers have highlighted an unfortunate trend: constituents showing up at legislative, local government, and other meetings to shriek at elected officials, calling them unkind names, damning their motives, and shouting phrases like “we pay your salary!” This may bring catharsis to the individual making the noise, but it does absolutely nothing to change or further a policy objective.

Those in government see these tactics as unproductive, and because their jobs require a lot of deliberation, work, and study, elected officials naturally gravitate toward and work with individuals who present their views in a more measured way.


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