Charter Supporters Rally in Springfield to Oppose Anti-Charter Legislation

On April 8th, 1,500 charter supporters converged on Springfield to oppose a wave of anti-charter legislation that was threatening the autonomy and rights of Illinois' charter schools. Supporters met with their legislators and asked them to vote "no" on anti-charter legislation. Many others sent messages and letters or called their legislators urging them to vote down anti-charter bills.

Our voice was heard and we were able to gain support from legislators, which led one bill to be voted down and progress on others slowed! Thank you to the many charter supporters who came down to Springfield or reached out to their legislator on our behalf.

We still need your voice! Find your legislator here and reach out to tell them to vote against anti-charter legislation still pending in Springfield.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:45 PM

Sun-Times: Hundreds of charter school supporters rally in Springfield

Responding to a slew of anti-charter legislation pending in Springfield, more than 1,500 Illinois charter school supporters rallied in the State Capitol Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:43 PM

Chicago Tribune: Illinois charter schools backers rally at Capitol

Illinois charter schools advocates rallied inside the Capitol today to protest against a slew of measures this session aimed at regulating the alternative education system.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:42 PM

CBS Chicago: Charter School Parents, Students To Lobby State Lawmakers

Students and parents from Chicago charter schools boarded two dozen busses Tuesday morning for a trip to Springfield to lobby lawmakers who are considering a raft of bills charter advocates see as a threat.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:41 PM

Wall Street Journal: Charter-School Fight Flares Up in Illinois

Hundreds of protesters filled the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday denouncing nearly a dozen bills that would curb the growth of charter schools.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:10 AM

Innovators Wanted: CPS needs more high-quality charter schools

This Chicago Tribune Editorial recognizes the desire for more high quality and affordable education options for Chicago's families, by Chicago's families.

Charter Parents United
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