Parent Voice for School Choice Rally Today

52,000 charter school parents made the decision to choose a charter school – thousands of their representatives express support for public school options and equal funding

CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charter public school families represent the largest group of parents supporting public school choice in Chicago. Thousands of their representatives will rally to launch a campaign to ensure that other families have access to school choice, and that public school dollars follow public school students. Speakers include Andrew Broy, President of INCS; Rhonda Hobbs, CEO of Perspectives Charter Schools; and Juan Rangel, CEO of UNO.

What: "Parent Voice for School Choice" Rally

Where: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road,

When: Today, October 2, 2012

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. and the rally begins at 6:45 p.m.

Visuals: Thousands of parents, speakers, banners, and a "Roll Call"

Contact: (On site) Stacy McAuliffe 773-304-8873

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is dedicated to the improvement of education by establishing high-quality charter public schools that transform lives and communities. As the voice of the Illinois charter schools, INCS advocates for legislation on behalf of the charter sector, provides support to strengthen charter schools, and influences education policy for the benefit of all public school students.

Advance Contact: Sylvia Ewing
Cell 773-575-0073 or

SOURCE Illinois Network of Charter Schools