Charter school parents and school leaders joined by national and local advocates to condemn moratorium

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Charter school parents and school leaders will be joined by national and local advocates at the Capitol this Thursday to urge state legislators to vote against a proposed moratorium on new charter schools in Connecticut.
 
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 
Contact: Michael Shulansky, 860-922-4595mshulansky@necharters.org
 
Charter school parents and school leaders joined by national and local advocates to condemn moratorium
 
Hartford, CT – Charter school parents and school leaders will be joined by national and local advocates at the Capitol this Thursday to urge state legislators to vote against a proposed moratorium on new charter schools in Connecticut. 
 
They will gather shortly before a public hearing on Senate Bill 1096, which proposes a two-year moratorium on new public charter schools across the state.
 
With over 3,600 children on waiting lists for public charter schools, this bill sends the wrong message to parents who want a better future for their child. All students in Connecticut deserve to attend a school that fits their needs, and this bill would deny thousands of kids that opportunity.
 
Event Details
Who
  • Connecticut charter school families and educators
  • Jeremiah Grace, Connecticut State Director for the Northeast Charter School Network
  • Rob Reed, Senior Director of Legal Affairs for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • Amanda Fenton, Director of State and Federal Policy for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers 
  • Lindy Hennessy, Bridgeport parent of a Common Ground High School student
  • Bruce Ravage, Executive Director of Park City Prep Charter School
What: National and local leaders, parents, and advocates speak out against a proposed moratorium on new charter schools.
 
When: Thursday, March 19, 10:30 a.m.
 
Where: Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
 
 
The Coalition For Every Child is a movement of parents, students, educators, community members, faith leaders, advocates and organizations dedicated to ensuring that each and every Connecticut student has a quality education. Stand with us and support the campaign for better schools. For more information visit www.foreverychild.org.
 
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