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[January 22, 2014]

Governor Pat McCrory to Speak at School Choice Rally in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

Governor Pat McCrory will join students, parents, teachers and community leaders at a National School Choice Week whistle-stop rally in Charlotte on Thursday, January 23 at 8:30 a.m. at the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

The event is hosted by National School Choice Week in partnership with Parents For Educational Freedom In North Carolina. Additional event supporters include the Autism Society of North Carolina, Children's Scholarship Fund-Charlotte, GreatSchools.org, Students for Education Reform - UNC Chapter, North Carolinians For Home Education, the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools and the North Carolina Public Charter School Association.

Additional speakers include North Carolina Representative Robert Bryan; Darrell Allison, the president of Parents For Educational Freedom In North Carolina; Jennifer Mahan from the Autism Society of North Carolina; Linda Nelson of North Carolina Association of Independent Schools; Kevin McClain from North Carolinians For Home Education; Cheryl Turner from Sugar Creek Charter School; Joe MaimoneJoanna Lange from GreatSchools.org, as well as students and parents.


The goal of the event is to demonstrate support for school choice and educational opportunity in North Carolina and across the country. National School Choice Week - which will feature more than 5,500 independently-planned events across the country - will be the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity. The Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.

WHO:

-- Representative Robert Bryan
-- Darrell Allison, president of Parents For Educational Freedom In North Carolina
-- Jennifer Mahan, Autism Society of North Carolina
-- Linda Nelson, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
-- Kevin McClain, North Carolinians For Home Education
-- Cheryl Turner, Sugar Creek Charter School
-- Joe Maimone, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
-- Joanna Lange, GreatSchools.org
-- Andrew Campanella, NSCW president

WHAT:

-- School Choice Rally in Charlotte

WHEN:

-- January 23 at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:

-- Carolinas Aviation Museum

FOR MEDIA:

-- This event is open to the press
-- There will be a stanchioned off press area and mult box
-- No credentials or RSVP required
-- Questions? Contact Allison Schneider at allison@schoolchoiceweek.com

For more information on National School Choice Week and the whistle-stop tour, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.


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