New Bedford needs more strong public schools
Sign this petition today to show your support for creating two additional Alma del Mar campuses in New Bedford
These two new K-8 schools will provide more than 1,000 children with new educational opportunities.
Every year more than 500 families are left on a waitlist due to limited space at Alma del Mar. At the same time, due to the continued low performance of local schools, the state has set aside an additional 1,225 spaces for New Bedford families to attend charters. Each of these spaces represents an opportunity to change the life-trajectory of a child in New Bedford.
When families decide to send their students to charter public schools, like Alma del Mar, the state per pupil funding follows their child to their new public school.
While all of us will continue to fight for more funding for all public schools, we can’t wait around for state or federal legislators to act. Too many New Bedford children have been stuck in underperforming schools for far too long. These families are counting on you to raise your voice and tell the state that we won’t leave their kids waiting any longer for the education they deserve.
Will you stand with the hundreds of families who seek the best education for their children, no matter what type of school they choose? Add your name, demanding the state approve the creation of more great schools for New Bedford today.
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