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Public Money for Public Schooling – Training Kit

This kit is the third in a set of four developed from the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute in 2017 for use in training and technical assistance for school districts to strengthen family engagement. See overview article, Latest IDRA Parent Involvement Tool Focuses on Keeping Public Money in Public Schools, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

The third kit is based on a presentation by Diana Herrera, Jesusita Rios and Velma Ybarra on the importance of using public money for public schools.


Lesson 3 Outline and Steps (pdf)


Video: Unfair Funding – A Brief Tale


PowerPoint: Public Money for Public Schooling – Vouchers Take Away Money… and Don’t Help Students


Video interview of Diana Herrera, Jesusita Rios and Velma Ybarra (2:32:24 min to 2:33:32).  If you encounter playback issues you can try this site and fast forward to the 2:32:24-minute point.

Vouchers & Neo Vouchers Definitions (English-Spanish)


IDRA Factsheet Keep the Public in Public Education (PDF)


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