What is the Texas Charter Parent Teacher Alliance?
The Texas Charter Parent Teacher Alliance is a statewide network of locally led, campus-based organizations. At public charter schools across the state, parents, staff, and community supporters work together so the community and elected officials understand our schools’ vital missions.
Why do we need a Texas Charter Parent Teacher Alliance at our school?
The ability to open a public charter school was established by state lawmakers 18 years ago, and many of these 550 campuses are new. We take pride in public charter schools, knowing that most families choose charters because they offer something that was missing in their student’s education. Even so, many people in our community do not understand what a charter school is, or why they are vital to the public education system. If we are not vigilant, charter schools can suffer from lack of funding and support from the state. We must be organized and speak with a collective voice about the importance of our schools. The Alliance is the organization that will do this for our schools and in our community.
National Charter Schools Week
Celebrate in Your Community May 5-9, 2014
Join us for our annual celebration of the great work accomplished by
public charter schools across the country and the increasing momentum
that we’ve enjoyed over the past year.
National Charter Schools Week gives the charter school community the opportunity to highlight and share our successes, lessons learned, and achievements on behalf of the 6,000 schools and more than 2.3 million students we serve. Take part in National Charter Schools Week and:
- Advocate for a more favorable policy environment for charter schools.
- Show how the quality and accountability of charter schools is transforming public education and the lives of more than 2 million children.
- Increase awareness that charter schools are public schools dedicated to improving our nation’s public education system.