Schoolchildren to ‘Rally in the Rotunda’ for School Choice

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#schoolchoice–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

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
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.

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