Rally at the Georgia State Capitol

TO ALL OF MY GEORGIA FRIENDS…

RALLY on Wednesday July 7th at the State Capitol

The Georgia Charter Schools Commission is a state-level, independent charter school authorizing entity which has the power to approve or deny petitions for commission charter schools and renew, non-renew, or terminate commission charter school petitions in accordance with Georgia law. On June 18, 2010 The Georgia Charter School Commission denied the application for a GCA High School which means that 8th grade GCA students cannot continue their academic education with GCA and new enrollees interested in GCA HS won’t have that option available to them. They also approved a funding formula for virtual schools that is BELOW what GCA currently receives.

So what can you do as a parent to make your voice heard and let legislators know that you are outraged about these decisions?

1- The Georgia Families for Public Virtual Education is sponsoring an online petition that you can sign to show your outrage. 

2- While you are at the site, sign up for updates to keep informed about public virtual learning in Georgia.

3- Contact your legislator and let your voice be heard.  Not sure how to find your legislators?  Go to Project Vote Smart.
4- Register to attend the Rally that will be held on Wednesday, July 7 2010, which is the morning of the next Georgia Department of Education Charter Committee meeting and Board meeting. So plan on attending the Charter Committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. and then the Rally afterwards. Lunch will be provided too, what a great opportunity to meet some other virtual school families and then stick around for the full Georgia DOE Board meeting at 1 pm.

Parents are the keys to keeping our schools alive and strong. As parents, we know just how important it is to stand up for educational choice and how important it is to have the freedom to chose which public school works best for our children. Help return the power to parents to choose a school that is the best fit for their child.  Your voice CAN make the difference for public school choice to be an option in every state so parents can chose and students can achieve.
PARENTS MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD TOMORROW AT THE RALLY!
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Comments

  1. This is such a joke that they are cutting funding. Tracy and I are not happy about it and we did the petition against this. We love the program and hope they can find a way to stop the cuts

  2. Hope lots of parents like you sign the petition and attend the Rally tomorrow.
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  3. Alisa Hug says:

    I've talked to a lot of people who cannot attend the rally but I'm encouraging them to sign the petition at the very least.

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