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Great Falls Tribune: "Montana group takes aim at school privatization"

A group was announced Tuesday that states its main purpose as defending students’ interests and the Montana Constitution by opposing school privatization in the Treasure State.

The Montanans Organized for Education (MOFE) Action Fund was announced by Rep. Moffie Funk, D-Helena, who is serving at its executive director.

The group says it opposes public school privatization, opposes public dollars being used to fund private for-profit schools, supports publicly funding public pre-kindergarten, supports recruiting and retaining educators and “adequate”  investments in public education.

Funk said while Montana’s commitment to public education has been strong,  in- and out-of-state special interests are spending money in an attempt to privatize schools.

“It’s our intention to draw a line in the sand on this issue before Montana becomes like so many other states whose public schools have been scrapped and sold for parts,” she said.

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