Ms. Christine Mulgrave-King, the mother
of two New Beginnings Family Academy learners, spoke out AGAINST a
proposed bill that would halt the growth of quality charter schools in
Connecticut during a recent press conference.
Education Committee has proposed Senate Bill 1096, which calls for a
2-year moratorium on charter schools in the state. The bill would also
prevent existing charters from serving more students, leaving thousands
of hopeful children and their families on waiting lists. To date, there
are more than 3,300 Connecticut students on charter school waitlists.
by public school parents from throughout the state, Ms.
Mulgrave-King spoke against a bill would prevent others from choosing
a school that best meets the needs of their child.
Beginnings Family Academy, I’ve found the elements and values that I
care about for my kids. My son began at New Beginnings in the 2nd grade
and my daughter in 6th. My son was accepted after he had been
wait-listed and his sister was accepted soon after. My children were one
of the lucky ones that year," she said. "I am here today because
Bridgeport needs to unite and work together to put success within reach
for every child. We are asking the Education Committee to vote no on the
charter moratorium and support public charter schools — schools that
give families choices."