Recognizing that access to elected officials is crucial for education advocacy, a group of Oakland parents met with the office of their local senator, Lori Hancock. The parents shared stories about some of the outstanding work underway at their charter schools, Community School for Creative Education and Lighthouse Community Charter School, and explained how their children have benefited by attending the schools. They were encouraged when Hancock’s aide, Isabel Cortes, said that the senator supports all types of quality public schools, whether charter or district. Meetings like this help remind politicians that parents are watching and urging them to support school choice and a better public education system for all students.
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