Event at the Hall of Flags will celebrate school choice options for students and families.
AUGUSTA, Maine – On Monday, January 22, the Maine chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will co-host with the Maine Association for Charter Schools an open house at the Hall of Flags in Augusta to celebrate the benefits of school choice for Maine students, families and teachers. Students and families will spend the morning viewing exhibits and learning about school choice in Maine. A press conference with legislative champions will follow at 11 a.m.
The event coincides with National School Choice Week (January 21-27) and will be attended by families across Maine who benefit from school choice options and those interested in learning about what choices are available for parents and students.
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.
Maine National School Choice Week Event
Monday, January 22
Hall of Flags
11 a.m. press conference with legislative champions
(exhibits open to students and families from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
STATEMENT FROM PEDER BERG, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG NATIONAL BOARD MEMBER:
“We are excited to join with thousands across the country to celebrate National School Choice Week and the incredible opportunities choice has provided for so many children and families in Maine. We hope lawmakers and education officials will establish policies that put even more trust in parents and provide them a seat at the decision-making table. Every child deserves access to the educational option that works best for them.”