Over 100 charter school advocates stepped up to send a message to the MCRC, encouraging them to correct their statements on charter schools. Influential charter leaders sent key letters. Many of you shared your frustration with me, asking what more could be done. Thanks to our collective efforts, the MCRC is hosting a special hearing to address our concerns, which will take place next Monday, Nov. 23 @ 5PM (Our panel is slated to begin around 6:15PM).
This is why it's so important for us to speak up - for these moments when we are heard.
Our work is not yet done. MAPSA is hard at work assembling a panel of charter educators and advocates to address specific questions and concerns from the MCRC, but we encourage all charter advocates to participate:
If you are unable to attend the virtual hearing, I encourage you to use this short Google Form to submit a comment, which MAPSA will submit to the Commission separately. I believe in the power of story - especially ours. Sharing your experience with your school and your educators is essential in helping important decision makers, like the MCRC, understand the impact charter schools have on students and families across MI.