With over 32,000 events and rallies of every size taking place from coast to coast, the 2018 National School Choice Week did not disappoint! The rally cry reached far and wide … and it had a very clear message—educational opportunities and choices for our children should never be limited. We all deserve the freedom to choose whether traditional public schools, public charter schools, private schools, online schools, or home schools are right for our students’ individualized needs.
The issue of school choice appears to be quite polarizing in today’s tumultuous political climate. But, according to a new poll from the American Federation for Children, school choice is highly prized by parents and voters. Fully 63 percent of likely voters support school choice, including a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Support for public charter schools is even higher, at 72 percent. I’d say that’s wide-ranging support.
That support was certainly evident this week. Donning their bright yellow scarves with pride, students, their teachers, school leaders, families, and communities enthusiastically and passionately danced, sang, and spoke at capitol buildings, universities, public squares, libraries, museums, schools, and other public areas across the country. And, at the University of Las Vegas in Nevada, more than 2000 people gathered together to celebrate school choice! Now that’s an impressive show of school-choice allegiance! Take a look at other highlights from this year’s events here. Want a reason to smile? Take a look at some fantastic highlights and adorable videos from some of those singing and dancing students!
Charter School Capital was thrilled to be a part of the conversation and watch the hashtag #schoolchoice jump to a top-trending hashtag this week! We believe that it’s important to shine the spotlight on effective schools, educational options, and empowerment not only during National School Choice Week but every week of the year. And it’s our commitment to do just that.
Together, we can keep that conversation going. Tell us how you celebrated National School Choice Week 2018 and use the hashtags #WeLoveCharterSchools and#SchoolChoice! Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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Since the company’s inception in 2006, Charter School Capital has been committed to the success of charter schools. We help schools access, leverage, and sustain the resources charter schools need to thrive, allowing them to focus on what matters most – educating students. Our depth of experience working with charter school leaders and our knowledge of how to address charter school financial and operational needs have allowed us to provide over $1.8 billion in support of 600 charter schools that have educated over 1,027,000 students across the country. For more information on how we can support your charter school, contact us. We’d love to work with you!