At the heart of Tuesday’s school choice rally, organized by the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, was a celebration of student achievement through educational opportunity.

“If you teach kids to find their own voices, they can learn to change their own lives and then they’ll change the world,” Deborah Brown, the 2017 charter school teacher of the year, said. “Give them a voice and choice, and they will become leaders with a vision for change.”

School choice supporters, decked out with yellow scarves and armed with school choice posters, filled the N.C. Museum of History auditorium to celebrate National School Choice Week. Parents, teachers, and education leaders gathered for the rally and gave their support to student performers.

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