Oklahoma Virtual Education Students and Parents Rally for School Choice

Event at the capitol will celebrate school choice options; connect families with legislators

Feb 04, 2016, 14:00 ET from PublicSchoolOptions.org

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next Wednesday, the Oklahoma chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host a capitol day to celebrate school choice, bringing together families that benefit from educational options – specifically virtual education. The event will give parents and students an opportunity to learn about legislation that could affect the future of school choice, meet with state legislators to let them know why school choice is important, and share their personal stories.

PublicSchoolOptions.org believes that every child, regardless of their zip code or how much money their parents make, deserves the best start in life. We firmly believe that begins with a parent's ability to choose the school where their child will thrive — whether that's in a traditional brick and mortar school, public virtual school, charter school, home school, or private school. Every child learns differently, even within the same family. Giving parents options so their child can succeed is critical.

EVENT DETAILS
Oklahoma Virtual Education Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, February 10
11:00 a.m.
Oklahoma State Capitol

PublicSchoolOptions.org will hold capitol day events across the country during state legislative sessions to celebrate school choice options and urge lawmakers to expand choice for parents.

STATEMENT FROM COLLEEN COOK, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG NATIONAL BOARD MEMBER AND OKLAHOMA PARENT LEADER:
"We are excited to join with families from across the state to celebrate the benefits of school choice and share our personal stories about why virtual education works for our children. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the legislative process and how it affects a parents' right to choose the educational option that works best for their child. It's also great to be able to meet with our legislators so they have a better understanding about the need to protect choice. We look forward to celebrating choice with students and families from across Oklahoma next week."

PublicSchoolOptions.org is a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents' rights to access the best public school options for their children. The Coalition supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies and other innovative education programs. Additionally, we advocate for equal access without restrictions to these public schools for all children.

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SOURCE PublicSchoolOptions.org