Oakland Town Hall Meeting Connects Charter Parents with Politicians

Charter school parents and students recently hosted a town hall meeting at Oakland Unity High School to discuss the policy issues that affect them and their schools. They met with elected officials including Oakland Unified board member Jumoke Hinton Hodge, who talked to parents about the importance of participating in advocacy on behalf of their kids.

A representative for Assemblyman Rob Bonta answered questions from the attendees about legislation that could impact charter schools, and parents scheduled a meeting with Bonta himself for next month. It was a great opportunity for charter parents to learn more about the inner workings of education policy and politics and to press their representatives to support charter families.

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