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National School Choice Week Kickoff Rally

Join AFP-Montana for a National School Choice Week rally, followed by testimony on two school choice bills. Speakers will include Cong. Steve Daines, State Senate Pres. Jeff Essman, House Speaker Gordy Vance, and AFP's Henry Kriegel.

Attend the rally and later that day attend and even testify at hearings on two important education reform bills!

  • 3:00 PM, Room 303 Senate Education & Cultural Resources Hearing, SB81 Tax Credit Scholarship and Education Improvement Grant bill
  • 3:00 PM, Room 137 House Education Committee Hearing: HB 213 Providing a tuition tax credit for nonpublic school education for K-12 education.

Charter schools are practical tools that give parents the power and freedom to choose the child’s education, better serving students’ needs and priorities. They allow parents to choose a district, charter, or private school-- regardless of residence and location.

Montana is one of only 10 states that have yet to pass charter school legislation. Montana offers only limited choice within its public education system but does offer inter-district and intra-district public school choice.

Other states have demonstrated that competition in the educational marketplace is healthy and strengthens both public and private education. Simply put, competition and school choice is best for the students they serve. Montana should allow lower-income parents the same ability that wealthier parents now have in selecting the school of their choice.

Please join us in this important event sponsored by the Montana Family Foundation and supported by Americans For Prosperity-Montana.

If you would like to carpool from Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Missoula or Great Falls, contact Lisa Russell at (406) 628-8366 and she'll get you connected with others who are coming to Helena for the activities!

 

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