More than 150 people attended the Education Equality Now Rally yesterday at Trinity Outreach Ministries in Cleveland. Kelley Williams-Bolar joined Michelle Bernard, president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy to speak at the rally.
Kelley Williams-Bolar, the Akron mother who was charged with falsifying records to enroll her daughters in another school district, addressed the crowd at the rally saying that they only thing she was guilty of was wanting the best for her daughters. She stressed that open enrollment should be a choice for all parents in all schools. Williams-Bolar now hopes to become a “foot soldier” for school choice.
“It’s about the educational rights of my two girls and the children across the country,” said Williams-Bolar. “I want my children to grow up safe, healthy, and have a great educational experience that will lead to a sustainable career upon their high school and college graduation.”
Michelle Bernard served as the keynote speaker at the rally, and encouraged attendees to get involved.
“Each and every one of us has a moral obligation to be the foot soldiers for education reform,” said Bernard. “Demand that every child have access to an equal and an excellent education. Make your voices heard.”
Annette Bush, School Choice Ohio’s outreach and mobilization associate for the Akron area, attended the event. She encouraged attendees to be an active participant in their child’s education and to write their legislators and ask them to support expanded school choice.
School Choice Ohio would like to give a big shout-out to Trinity Outreach Ministries C.O.G.I.C. for hosting such an important event!
You can watch the recording from the rally online here.
To view the news coverage of the rally, click the links below.
- Williams-Bolar speaks for Ohio’s EdChoice
- Mom in School Residency Case Speaks About Choice
- Williams-Bolar becomes new voice for school choice
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