Parents & students will meet with legislators
MONTGOMERY Ala. – On Wednesday, the Alabama chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host its annual 2017 Capitol Day Rally, bringing together parents and students from across the state to learn about the civic process, meet with legislators and share their stories about how school choice has benefitted their families.
The PublicSchoolOptions.org Capitol Day will start with an educational program at 9:45 a.m., where more than 100 parents and students will learn more about the importance of giving each child and parent the choices they need to succeed. After the program, the group will walk to the Alabama State House where they will engage with their lawmakers.
Finally, students and parents will hear from lawmakers themselves at the day’s final event, starting at 1 p.m.
PublicSchoolOptions.org believes that every child, regardless of their zip code or how much money their parents make, deserves the best start in life. We firmly believe that begins with a parent’s ability to choose the school where their child will thrive — whether that’s in a traditional brick and mortar school, public virtual school, charter school, home school, or private school. Every child learns differently, even within the same family. Giving parents options so their child can succeed is critical.
2017 Capitol Day – Rally
Wednesday, March 1
9:45 a.m. – Capitol Day Rally Program
2 North Jackson Street
2017 Capitol Day – Legislative Info Session
Wednesday, March 1
1 p.m. – Capitol Day Legislative Info Session
Joint Briefing Room
8th Floor, Alabama State House
11 S Union St
STATEMENT FROM AMANDA ROCHA, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ALABAMA PARENT LEADER:
“We are grateful to the many Alabama lawmakers who trust parents to make education decisions for their children. We celebrate the incredible opportunities choice has given to so many students and families and we urge our lawmakers and education officials to continue trusting parents with these decisions, and to continue protecting and expanding school choice for every Alabama family. Every child deserves access to the educational option that works best for them.”
PublicSchoolOptions.org is a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children. The Coalition supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies and other innovative education programs. Additionally, we advocate for equal access without restrictions to these public schools for all children.