I'M A CHARTER PARENT

I believe my child and all the children in my community deserve equal education funding.
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Right now, your child doesn't get access to equal resources & funding

Whether you're advocating on behalf of your child, or for the collective student body in your community, you can and should use your voice to reach your lawmakers. Public schools no longer fit in a one-size-fits all box - learning can happen any time, any place, and at any pace. We believe that recognizing the differences and benefits of diversified learning environments will only accelerate innovation - and charter schools across the state are providing those opportunities for students. Unfortunately, those innovative schools aren't getting funded fairly for their work. 

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LAWMAKERS ARE EQUATING YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL CHOICE TO STEALING. 

And they are using this narrative to ensure your student recieves LESS for their education.

Lawmakers like State Representative Kristy Pagan firmly believe that your charter school does not deserve equal funding as traditional public schools, and what's worse - they are telling fellow lawmakers to vote NO on equitable funding, If we don't stand together as a unified body against these opponents, charter school students will continue to recieve less funding, despite the fact that they are still held to the same education standards. 

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So how can we work together to fix it?

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Attend Coffee Hours

Look up your Senate and House lawmakers, and connect during designated community engagement hours to share your story.

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Contact Your Lawmaker

Tell your lawmaker that your school deserves equal funding and access to resources, and remind them to listen to their constituents.

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Come To The Capitol

Sign up to come to Lansing for special legislative events and tell your school’s story of charter school success directly to lawmakers.

Despite less funding, Michigan charter schools are succeeding:

36%
Higher RETURN ON INVESTMENT  compared to traditional public schools. That's an average $2.63 increase per dollar spent.  
$2,782
Or 20% LESS. That's how much, on average, Michigan charter schools recieve compared to traditional public schools.
32%
More EFFICIENT. The average charter school is over 30% more efficient than traditional public schools in the same city.

Click on the images below to see charter school facts on Facebook - and tag your lawmaker when you share them!

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In a short and simple video, we break down the funding equity issue, and how it impacts charter schools. 
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A recent study finds that charter schools are succeeding despite lower funding - share the report!
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We compare public school performance, charter & traditional, by area - see for yourself how charters excel.
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State Rep. Kristy Pagan thinks its OK to equate your child to stealing. Share this video & tell her to STOP.

What are charter school parents saying? 

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"You have the RIGHT to put your children in a school or district where they can excel and achieve."  
Corinne Sanders,                      Charter School Mom 
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"My child's charter school has open classrooms, exploratory classes, beautiful gardens, a new ecology center & more!"
Karen Dumas,                              Charter School Mom

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