Attendees thanked legislators for school choice; urged them to protect public school options
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, students and parents from across Tennessee gathered at the state capitol in Nashville to rally for school choice. Students, parents and teachers participated in a mock legislature on the House floor, visited legislator offices to share personal stories about how school choice benefits their families, and toured the capitol. Families that benefit from school choice, including many enrolled in virtual schools, attended the event, hosted by the Tennessee chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org.
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. Giving parents options so their child can succeed is critical.
PublicSchoolOptions.org will hold capitol day events across the country during state legislative sessions to celebrate school choice and urge lawmakers to expand choice for parents.
STATEMENT FROM MARIAN HALL, VIRTUAL SCHOOL PARENT FROM MIDDLE TENNESSEE
“Today we had the opportunity to thank our local lawmakers for the many school choice options we enjoy. As parents, we need to be trusted to make educational decisions for our children, not bureaucrats, because we know our children better than anyone. We want every child to have the best opportunity for success, and that begins with giving parents options to determine where their child will learn best. We hope that Tennessee lawmakers will continue to fight for choice and protect all public school options we currently have.”
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.