Event will celebrate virtual education options; connect families with legislators
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Wednesday, February 21, the Alabama chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host Alabama Capitol Day 2018 in Montgomery to celebrate virtual education. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Embassy Suites with a short program. Attendees will then travel to the legislative building to meet with legislators. The event will be attended by families across Alabama who benefit from virtual education and those who are interested in learning more about what school choice options are available in Alabama. Attendees will hear from school choice leaders and learn about legislation that could impact their schools of choice.
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.
Wednesday, February 21
STATEMENT FROM WEI XIA, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ALABAMA CHAPTER PARENT LEADER:
“Every child deserves access to the educational option that works best for them, but for many in Alabama, school choice is not yet a reality. Thankfully virtual education is one option that is available, and we are grateful to be able to choose this education for our children. Since Alabama’s charter school law was passed in 2015 only one public charter school has opened and it doesn’t look like growth will be able to keep up with the demand from parents to have choices. Parents need options and parents need to be trusted to make education decisions for their children, not bureaucrats.”