For those of you who are sick of having your kids stuck in failing schools, help is on the way…
The week of January 27, National School Choice Week will host the first-ever nationwide, whistle-stop train tour in support of school choice.
The goal of this tour — along with the record-breaking 3,000 events being independently planned for National School Choice Week 2013 — is to demonstrate overwhelming support, and demand, for school choice…while shining a positive spotlight on the hundreds of organizations, thousands of schools, and millions of Americans working every day to increase access to great schools in our country.
From Los Angeles to New York, with 14 stops, the National School Choice Week Special will bring messages of hope and optimism from coast to coast.
You can get involved along the way or right at home. Explore the train’s route by using the interactive map above or check out these options:
How can you get involved right now?
- Sign-up if you haven’t already and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
- Are you part of a school? Get a representative from your school to register for free materials to host a National School Choice Week event.
- If you’re an individual or part of a business or other organization that supports school choice, be sure to download our Event Handbook and start planning an event — it’s easy, fun and helps to build support for school choice in your community.
- Participate in our School Choice Supporters campaign by printing out a placard, writing why you support school choice, and posting a photo of you holding the placard on social media.
The train will make a stop in Kansas City on January 28 at 4:30 at Union Station. Google map and directions.
- Join us as we rally for enhanced school choice in Missouri while championing the successes of public charter schools and expanded public school choice in the Show Me State. Download a flyer about this event.Interested in attending? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can keep a rough count of attendees.
Speakers will include:
1. Emcee: James Shuls, Show Me Institute
2. Andrew Campanella, National School Choice Week
3. Virginia Walden-Ford- School Choice Activist
4. Lisa Keegan – Former AZ Superintendent
5. Joe Trippi – Fox News Analyst and Democratic Strategist
6. Vonnelle Middleton: Vonnelle P. Middleton, Superintendent/C.E.O. Hope Academy Charter School
7. Douglas Thaman, Executive Director, Missouri Charter Public School Association
8. Emani Brown- Hogan Prep student
9. Dennis Cooper- Hogan Prep student
10. Student performance: Della Lamb Elementary Choir
11. Heidi Lynch and student Alex Lynch (Lawrence Virtual School)
Los Angeles, CA January 25
Albuquerque, NM January 26
Topeka, KS January 28
Kansas City, MO January 28
Chicago, IL January 29
Milwaukee, WI January 30
South Bend, IN January 30
Toledo, OH January 31
Cleveland, OH January 31
Erie, PA January 31
Buffalo, NY February 1
Rochester, NY February 1
Albany, NY February 1
New York, NY February 2