Rally, Rally, Rally!

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 by Mark Muehl - School Choice

The Lutheran Schools Partnership schools along with schools from the Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese and other area non-public schools are planning a school choice rally at Concordia Theological Seminary’s Sihler Auditorium on Tuesday, January 24 at 4:30 PM. This rally is a time to demonstrate support of the school choice initiatives here in Indiana.School Choice is a big deal as more than 34000 Hoosier students are receiving choice scholarships (vouchers), making it the largest and fastest growing program in the nation. What does that say about the program?#1- The program is doing exactly what it was set up to do- give families a choice in where their child is attending school. No rhetoric is needed to support that fact- families are making use of school choice and the numbers of choice scholarship recipients is likely to grow.The rally is a time for citizens of northeast Indiana to rally around school choice in a formal manner. While there have been frequent opposing views expressed here in NE IN against the program, school choice supporters and recipients have been relatively quiet. This will be a positive experience rallying supporters to be active supporters.This rally is a call to action and to thank legislators for their support of the programThe rally will be supported by the area nonpublic schools association, EdChoice (formally known as Friedman Foundation), Institute for Quality Education (IQE), the FW/South Bend Diocese and TLSP.All those reading this newsletter are encouraged to attend and support the rally.