What an event! Around 3,000 families and educators from northeast San Fernando Valley charter schools marched in support of expanding high quality schools, securing better facilities and protecting parent choice in public education at last Saturday’s “Rally in the Valley.”
Charter parents, leaders, teachers and graduates from schools including Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, Fenton Public Schools, PUC, YPI Charter Schools and Pacoima Charter shared the message that charters are changing lives and they are essential to improving public education in Los Angeles. Elected officials in attendance included Congressman Tony Cardenas, Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, Assembly Candidate Raul Bocanegra Board Members Monica Ratliff and Monica Garcia, representatives from Board Member Ref Rodriguez, and several candidates running for school board.
Check out some of the great news coverage of the rally at Fox 11, Univision, Daily News and LA School Report. And check out some amazing photos of the event. Thanks to all of the families who gathered to show their love for charters!