Parents and students who take classes online plan rally at Oregon Capitol

KATU
March 13, 2019

SALEM, Ore. - Parents and kids who learn online in Oregon will rally on the capitol steps in Salem Wednesday, urging lawmakers to support the form of alternate education.

There are currently around 10,000 Oregon kids who use their computer as their classroom.

The lobbying event Wednesday is organized by volunteers with the Oregon Virtual Public Schools Alliance.

After they rally on the statehouse steps, they’ll meet with lawmakers who decide how much funding the public charter schools get. Organizers will lobby lawmakers to protect the education option in Oregon, which is publicly funded.

It will also be an educational experience for students at the event. They’ll have a chance to learn about the capitol and see lawmakers in action.

The rally is at 12:30 p.m.