AUGUSTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders will gather in
Augusta to show unified support for quality school choices for Maine
families on Monday, January 25, organizers announced today.
The event, which will take place at 2 p.m. in the Maine State House Hall
of Flags, will feature student and parent speakers representing public
charter schools, private schools, homeschooling organizations, and
The goal of the rally is to show unified support for school choice in
Maine and to raise awareness among parents about the school choice
options available to families across the state.
The rally is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week (January
24-30, 2016), which will be America’s largest-ever celebration of
opportunity in education, featuring more than 16,000 events nationwide.
"Maine Association of Charter Schools highlights great charter school
options around the state every year during National School Choice Week,”
said Roger Brainerd of Maine Association of Charter Schools. “Parents in
Maine have a great number of options available to them; we look forward
to spotlighting that this week."
“Public School Options exists to support every parent’s ability to
choose the right school for their child,” said Ryan Gough of Public
School Options. “Whatever shape that takes – from public charter to
virtual learning – students thrive when their school matches their
Event organizers include Maine Association of Charter Schools, Public
School Options, Homeschoolers of Maine, Friedman Foundation, and
Foundation for Excellence in Education.
National School Choice Week (January 24-30, 2016) will be America’s
largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, featuring more
than 16,000 independently organized events across all 50 states. 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 – from
traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools,
online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.