Event at the Hall of Flags will celebrate school choice options for students and families
AUGUSTA, Maine – On Tuesday, the Maine chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will co-host a National School Choice Week event at the Hall of Flags in Augusta to celebrate the benefits of school choice for Maine students and families. A press conference with Roger Brainerd of the Maine Association for Charter Schools will be held in conjunction with a charter school fair.
The event, that coincides with National School Choice Week, 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.
Tuesday, January 24
Maine National School Choice Week Celebration
Hall of Flags
230 State Street
Next week PublicSchoolOptions.org will participate in National School Choice Week events in Alabama, Arkansas, Nevada, Texas, and Wyoming.
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. Through our advocacy efforts across the country this week, 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.”
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.