January 25th, 10am – noon
The Georgia State Capitol steps on Washington Street
Charter schools supporters in Georgia are joining with the Center for an Educated Georgia to participate in a “National School Choice Week” rally at the Georgia Capitol in support of parental options being made available in Georgia and across the nation. Thousands are expected to participate in various National School Choice Week events across the U.S. during the week of January 23rd – 29th.
Here in Georgia, a rally in support of “school choice”, will be held on the front steps of the Capitol on January 25th, 2011 at 10 A.M.
Whether it is in support of your charter public school or to support more charter schools in communities across Georgia, the time to act is now. Let your voice be heard. Let’s tell our state’s leaders, “Charter public schools are NOT a Republican or a Democrat issue. It’s an American issue – and we have to provide a good education to every American child.”
With the 2011 legislative session in the beginning stages of their three month process, and many key charter school bills dealing with facility funding, autonomy, and flexibility under the law, being proposed to assist your school, the charter public schools of Georgia must show our commitment to this cause.
To make the rally a success, we need your help. We need you and your school to set aside January 25th to bring your school children, parents, staff, and supporters to the Georgia Capitol. We need to show our state’s leaders that they can do more to support Georgia’s charter public schools. We are hoping you will send 25-100+ children, teachers, parents and advocates to the rally on the 25th.
Opportunities to speak with your legislative leaders can be arranged. Please let us know if you would like school leaders, parents and children to have the opportunity after the rally to speak with your house or senate representative(s).
Please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Lewis at GCSA if you have questions regarding the event.