"Is School Choice the Black Choice?" town hall coming to Atlanta Feb. 22

Roland Martin will host a panel of local, state and national experts discussing school choice at Morehouse College on Feb. 22.

Parents, educators, and other stakeholders can join the school choice debate on Feb. 22 at the “Is School Choice the Black Choice? Atlanta,” at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

The Educational Town Hall with broadcast journalist Roland Martin and special guests takes place 6 to 8 p.m.  in the Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center.

A partner fair takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Martin had been holding conversations about school choice, classroom innovation and closing the achievement gap with local and national education experts in cities across the country.

The 10-city “School Choice Is the Black Choice” tour, organized to engage black families and stakeholders on issues of educational equity, student achievement, and parent involvement, kicked off with more than 300 people in attendance in December in Indianapolis, Ind.

At its launch, Martin said that the future of black America cannot be successful without a strong focus on education.

“Our goal with School Choice Is the Black Choice is to ensure we are participating in all of the avenues to achieve success for our children,” he said.

The tour is sponsored by the nonprofit digital news site The74 and the daily digital show Roland Martin Unfiltered. The74, launched in 2015, covers education in America with coverage that places emphasis on educational approaches and innovative models effective in closing achievement gaps between low-income students of color and their white, more well-off peers.

Atlanta is the second stop on the tour that is taking place across the country through 2020.  It will feature speakers involved in education and equity at the local, state, and national levels. Parents will have the opportunity to network with local education reform, faith, and civic groups, and stay engaged in education advocacy efforts.

The event is free to attend.

The Ray Charles Performing Arts Center is at 900 West End Ave SW.

For more information, visit the74million.0rg/KeepingIt100