Pledge to #OpenTheDoors

The charter school movement has grown so much over the past 25 years, giving many families high-quality public school options. But there are still more than one million student names on charter school wait lists in our country. Parents overwhelmingly want more public school options for their children, but there are barriers that stand in the way of school choice.

That’s why the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is making a big goal—to open the doors for 4 million students to enroll in charter schools over the next five years. Take the pledge to join us by committing to be an advocate for the students and families on charter school wait lists.

Uplifting Students: Fred's Story

“I used to believe I wasn’t really good at anything. But my teachers taught me that all I really need to do is try and force myself to do my best and I’ll be able to achieve whatever I really want.” Despite his learning disability, Fred’s charter school has given him the opportunity to tackle new challenges and discover a passion for aerospace engineering.

Empowering Parents: Kwan's Story

“Educating parents on the benefits of charter schools is now a personal goal. After all, parents are a child’s most important advocate. Empowering parents with the tools they need to make an informed decision on which path is best for their child is essential.” Kwan chose to enroll her children in a charter school because she wanted a school that could tailor classwork to each of her son’s needs and abilities, giving them an education that is as unique as they are.

Inspiring Teachers: Joy's Story

”Charter schools not only provide choice for parents wanting something different for their child than what their traditional public school system offers, it also gives choice to teachers and school leaders, like me, who have unique and innovative ideas about education.” As a teacher and school leader, Joy saw firsthand that the freedom and flexibility offered by charter schools means educators have a real opportunity to go the extra mile for their students.

Strengthening Communities: Rural Charter Schools

“There’s no life here when there’s no school here. Our school is all we had, and it has kept this community vibrant.” Charter schools are breathing new life into rural communities across America, bringing in new opportunities, experiences, and challenges that help small town kids become big time dreamers.