Town Hall Meeting in Richmond Will Address School Choice
The following article was printed today in the Richmond Pal-Item Newspaper.
The Americans For Prosperity Foundation-Indiana will have a town hall meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Richmond at the Lamplight Inn at the Leland. The event is in conjunction with School Choice Week, which began Sunday.
Chase Downham, Indiana state director of the AFP Foundation, will speak about having the freedom to choose the best education option for their children. There also will be a live simulcast from Charlotte, N.C., featuring political commentator Dick Morris.
“It’s time to put children first in the education policy debate,” Downham said in a statement. “Indiana spends $9,080 to educate each child in the public school system, and yet 58 percent of fourth-graders are not proficient in math and 66 percent are not proficient in reading,” according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2009.
In 2011, National School Choice Week played host to events in 40 states and the District of Columbia, with the governors of 10 states officially recognizing the week.
National School Choice Week is planned by a diverse and non-partisan coalition of individuals and organizations with more than 180 partner organizations.
For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.