• MASA began this initiative to help school districts deal with organized referendum opposition. This page contains background information on anti-referendum campaigns and how school districts can prepare and respond.
    Download this booklet (pdf file) to learn about five rules to help your school district deal with organized referendum opposition while keeping your eyes on the prize: a high-quality educational environment for all students.

    Parents United

    Do you know of parents in your district/school who are concerned about school funding or state-level/national education policy?  Suggest they check out Parents United for Public Schools, a statewide organization of parents that connects others to issues important to public schools, and particularly makes the link between what happens at the State Capitol and what happens in their children’s classrooms.

    Parents United has partnered with the Alliance for Student Achievement since 2001 and provides a website rich with resources, presentations on “School Funding 101”, updates on the happenings at the Capitol during legislative sessions, opportunities for parents to meet with legislative leaders and network with parents from other districts.

    Anti-Referendum Web Site Links:

    Citizens for Reasonable and Fair Taxes (CRAFT)                   http://user.mc.net/~igloo/craft.htm
    A blog from Croydon Citizens for Reasonable and Fair Taxes http://croydoncraft.blogspot.com/
    A blog from Citizens for Reasonable Spending                        http://www.crs834.blogspot.com/

    Various Samples and Background Pieces

    In Paul Dorr's Own Words:

    Organized Opposition's Information Requests of Districts:
    Background on Organized Opposition Consultants:

    Vote No Samples:

    If you have information that you would like to share with MASA members, please contact the MASA Office.
    Send an email to Jeanna Vohnoutka