Monday, November 24, 2008

DC Children First petition

DC Children First are circulating a petition in support of DC educational choice, including public, public charter, and scholarships.
I believe you share our passion for DC education and our sincere desire to see every child achieve. Today, we’re circulating a petition to help ensure that desire becomes a reality, and we need your help.

As we speak, great strides are being made in Washington D.C. toward achieving equal educational opportunities for all children. Mayor Fenty, Chancellor Rhee, and others are taking on the hard job of reforming and improving all schools, for all of our children.

An important part of that reform is the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. This program has helped thousands of families find the right school for their children. These children are learning and on the path toward success, and their families are happier and more engaged in their child’s education. That’s why Mayor Fenty and Chancellor Rhee, former Mayors Anthony Williams and Marion Barry, former Councilman Kevin Chavous and many other business and community leaders support the DS OSP.

The DC OSP is part of a three-pathway education package from the federal government that includes additional resources for DCPS as well as Charter Schools in the District. These historic, bi-partisan investments are helping Mayor Fenty and Chancellor Rhee in their efforts for reform, and we need to keep it going.

That’s where you come in.

We are circulating a petition and are hoping to get thousands of signatures in support of educational opportunities and specifically the continuation (reauthorization) of the DC OSP program. If you share our desire for a quality education for our children and our passion for reform, we urge you to not only sign this petition, but also send it to others and ask them to sign as well. We seek signatures of any DC residents, 18 years of age or older.

Elizabeth Plant
DC Children First
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1080
Washington, DC 20006
cell: (202) 280-9785
office: (202) 772-0429

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where do we sign the counter-petition?