Advocacy can be tiring work! Just ask the 75 students, parents, and teachers from around Kansas who rallied in support of school choice and parent empowerment for the annual Kansas Capitol Day on Monday.
“Education is a key component of effective advocacy,” PSO Board Member Colleen Cook said. “Every lawmaker we speak with is one more person who understands the vital role virtual public education serves in Kansas and beyond. You know it’s a successful day of advocacy when you need to ice your feet by the end!”
The day started with a rally at the Capitol followed by visits to 100 lawmaker offices.
The rally was attended by House K-12 Education Budget Chairperson Kristen Williams, a longtime supporter and friend of innovative virtual schools. In addition, Rep. Alicia Straub visited the rally.
Rep. Straub, who was sworn in on rally day, has a personal connection to virtual education: Her child/children attend the Kansas Virtual Academy! During her recent campaign, Rep. Straub touted “using a combination of traditional and virtual education to improve the quality of education.”