Each year during National Charter Schools Week we are reminded of the great power and promise that charter schools give to so many families across the country. Every child deserves the educational environment that works best for their individual needs and every parent deserves the right to choose the best option for their child. For many parents and students, charter schools are the answer. Students who were stuck in a school that wasn’t meeting their needs; students who were suffering at the hands of bullies; or students who were dealing with challenging medical or family issues found a new and better option with a charter school.
This week we celebrate that, through charter schools, families are empowered. We look forward to seeing the continued growth of charter schools, especially in areas where families have few or no choices, and schools that focus on the needs of individual students.