LIBRE Makes Strides for School Choice in Key States
Texas Rally Shows Strong Latino Support for Education al Options
(Washington D.C.) – Four weeks after the launch of the LIBRE Initiative school choice campaign, thousands of individuals have raised their voices in support of expanded Education al options in the states of Florida and Texas. Our campaign “When Parents Choose, Students Win” is focused on engaging participants to learn about the legislation on school choice that is currently being considered in their respective states, and encouraging them to join our effort by signing a petition. As of today, LIBRE has held over 15 events in both states, collecting thousands of petitions, both on-line and on the ground. More importantly, community leaders have seen the Interest in Hispanics to have the freedom of choice when it comes to Education . Encouragingly, elected officials are taking notice and supporting the effort to expand school choice in Florida and Texas – a testament to the power of individual parents, students, and educators who have made their voices heard on this important issue.
Jorge Lima, Policy Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“The LIBRE Initiative is joining with parents, students, community leaders, educators, and thousands of other supporters across Texas and Florida to call for greater school choice. We believe that parents should have the power to choose the school that best fits their child’s specific Education al needs and goals.
We’ve already seen that Hispanic students in particular benefit from these reforms. It is time for every student, regardless of financial resources or neighborhood, to have access to a quality Education . School choice attracts diverse, bipartisan support. As legislation continues to move through the states, we invite parents and all supporters of school choice to sign our petitions for Florida and Texas which we plan to share with state elected officials to encourage action on the issue.”