The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools held an Education Summit in Louisville on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the Muhammad Ali Center to discuss the benefits of public charter schools – a passionate topic that has grown from a grassroots effort into a national dialog. Kentucky Senators Paul Rand and Mitch McConnell were featured panelists, along with other national proponents, education advocates, local parents and students who shared with attendees why the State should pass legislation allowing charter schools in Kentucky. Forty two states currently allow charter schools; Kentucky is one of eight where charter schools are not allowed. Efforts to pass charter school legislation have escalated in recent years, but have fallen short of the necessary support in the Kentucky General Assembly. A limited bill passed the State Senate in March, 2013, but failed in the House.
Hatfield Media was selected by NAPCS to provide the live webcast for the August 22 Education Summit, which was watched in real time online and via mobile phone by viewers throughout the country.
National Alliance For Public Charter Schools – Official Website
Muhammad Ali Center – Official Website