I'M A CHARTER ADVOCATE

I believe that all public schools deserve an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.
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Right now, charter schools don't get access to equal resources

At MAPSA, we believe that 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, they aren't getting funded fairly for their work. 

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LAWMAKERS BELIEVE CHARTER SCHOOLS OFFER LESS FOR STUDENTS 

And they are using this narrative to ensure charter schools has fewer resources and unequal funding.

Lawmakers like State Senator Curtis Hertel firmly believe that charter schools do 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 with them during designated community engagement 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 - and tag your lawmaker when you share on your school's Facebook page!                             

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A recent study finds that charter schools are succeeding despite lower funding - share the report!
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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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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.

2018 School Aid Budget Schedule - Key Dates

FEB. 07
FEB.20-MAR.14
MAR. 15

2018 Michigan State Budget Presentation

Governor Rick Snyder introduces the initial State Budget. Make sure you're checking our emails to get the rundown of this year's budget.

K12 School-Aid Subcommittee Hearings at the Capitol

The K12 School-Aid Subcommittee will commence hearings. We need parents, teachers & advocates to help tell charter success stories.

Michigan House of Reps. and Senate pass their First Budgets

The Michigan House and Senate will pass budgets with their respective priorities. We'll need help engaging lawmakers via email activations.

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