Noble Parents Join Hundreds of Charter School Supporters at 13th Annual INCS Lobby Day in Springfield
CHICAGO, IL – Today, hundreds of parents and supporters of the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago joined the Illinois Network of Charter Schools’ (INCS) 13th Annual Lobby Day in Springfield. Charter supporters called on state leaders to support bill SJR64, which would establish a bipartisan task force to examine charter schools’ unique facilities challenges statewide. Charter public schools are historically limited in their ability to access capital funds and facilities to the same or similar degree as public schools of other types.
Noble parents first joined INCS Lobby Day participants at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago for an early morning program featuring Alderman Ed Burke and parent speakers. They then traveled together to Springfield for a program in the state capitol rotunda. Program participants included Andrew Broy, president of INCS, charter school parents and supporters, and a bipartisan collection of elected officials
Charter school parents and supporters pack the Illinois state capitol rotunda on May 17th, 2018.
Noble parent Elizabeth Davis explained her reasons for joining INCS Lobby Day. “This day is important because everyone needs a choice, and the choice that I made for my child was for a better education.” In June, Ms. Davis' daughter will graduate from Johnson College Prep, a Noble campus in Englewood, and will attend the University of Michigan beginning in the fall of 2018.
At the conclusion of the event in the rotunda, Noble parents joined their peers in meetings and discussions with elected officials throughout the capitol building. Parents expressed the need for officials to support high quality public schools of all types, including charters, and to empower students and families to choose the public school that is right for them.
Noble parents proud to show their support for charter schools in Springfield on May 17th, 2018.