‘My child matters!’: Detroit parents rally for equal funding for charter schools

Nov 17, 2019 by

“We want the governor to restore the funding and stop using our kids as pawns,” said Moneak Parker of Detroit Voice for School Choice

Detroit — A group of parents and their charter-school children braved the cold Saturday to rally in front of the “Spirit of Detroit” in hopes the governor would hear their voices.

Detroit Voice for School Choice, a parent advocacy group, hosted the rally downtown Saturday where approximately 50 parents chanted “My child matters!” against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent decision to cut $35 million spending increase for charter schools.

Moneak Parker, executive director of DVSC, has worked for charter schools for 17 years and put her three children through charter schools.

“We want the governor to restore the funding and stop using our kids as pawns,” said Parker, who organized the rally. “This is impacting districts, charter schools specifically in the city of Detroit because this is where the majority of charter schools are.”

Source: ‘My child matters!’: Detroit parents rally for equal funding for charter schools

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.