The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has a new resource out in time for the midterm elections. It’s an education voters’ guide and it highlights parent power at the ballot box this year.
View the 2022 Education Voters’ Guide
What can you expect to find in the 2022 voters’ guide? First, you’ll see poll findings from a recent survey of parents. From the Alliance:
Parents, regardless of political affiliation, report that they support and want more public charter schools in their area. According to The Harris Poll, 82% of respondents across the political spectrum said they would be willing to vote for someone outside their political party if the candidate shared matching views on education issues. And 83% of parents agree that education has become a more important issue to them than it was in the past.
Next, the page provides information from a recent Alliance report about how the pandemic has reshaped parent perspectives. Parents, the report notes, are “never going back” to the way things were pre-pandemic. Finally, the page includes ways to learn more about public charter schools, including links to FAQs. The Alliance has also created a new website with easy ways to check voter registration status, polling location, and more. Find that here.
#ParentsVote and the upcoming Social Media Day of Action
On September 30, the Alliance launched a social media day of action, with another one planned for Tuesday, October 18. The Alliance is asking charter supporters to post a tweet at 12 noon on October 18 using the hashtag #ParentsVote. The organization is also running a new digital ad in select urban markets, including Charlotte. See the ad on the power of parent voters below.