JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 250 charter school students, parents, and staff will perform, share their stories, and promote charter schools at a rally in the rotunda from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Capitol in Jefferson City.
Speaking at the event will be Missouri state lawmakers, charter school parents, Dr. Douglas Thaman of the Missouri Charter Public School Association, and Peter Franzen of the Children’s Educational Alliance of Missouri.
This event is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2017, which will feature more than 21,000 school choice events across all 50 states.
“Missouri's charter schools have proven that when parents have a choice and students attend the public school best for them they do succeed,” said Douglas Thaman, executive director of the Missouri Charter Public School Association. “Parents and students who have benefitted from public school choice are eager to rally in the Capitol and send a message to Missouri’s legislators that it's time in Missouri to expand public school choice beyond Kansas City and St. Louis.”
Missouri Charter Public School Association and the Children’s Alliance of Missouri are co-hosting the event.
For more information, contact Douglas Thaman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 261-3657.
As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country.