Earlier this week our Bridge the Gaps campaign suffered a blow: the House Economic Matters Committee voted down a bill to champion parental involvement and allow parents to attend parent-teacher conferences without penalty from their employer.
The good news is that we still have a chance to bridge Maryland gaps in these last two weeks of the legislative session.
We need Marylanders to tell lawmakers to support HB 1218, which would create a task force to study our current public charter school law and recommend the specific changes needed to give high-performing charter schools the flexibility and support they need to innovate and grow.
HB 1218 is the last chance we’ll have this year to spark a long-overdue conversation in Maryland about what it will take to transform our charter law from second-worst in the nation to the very best.
Maryland needs a strong charter law to create a thriving school ecosystem in which all families–including the 10,000 currently on public charter school waiting lists–have the great school options they deserve. And with your help, we can get one.