Lt. Governor Cagle Receives 2007 "Champions for Charters Award"

May 3, 2007

(Atlanta, GA) – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle was awarded a 2007 “Champion for Charters Award” by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools this week, which is the 8th annual National Charter Schools Week. Cagle was hailed for his strong support of Charter schools along with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), State Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA), and Mayor Richard Daley (D-Chicago).

“I am honored to receive this award and appreciate the work the National Alliance for Public Charter schools does to highlight the positive impact charter schools can have on students,” Cagle said.

“Charter schools are answering parents’ demand for quality public education,” said Nelson Smith, president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.   “We are proud to recognize these distinguished policy makers for championing efforts that will help the charter movement grow to meet the needs of millions more children who need them most.” 

The public officials were selected based on the following award criteria:

  • Championed a major public charter issue or initiative, particularly over the past year
  • Serve as a highly visible public charter school advocate
  • Consistently support public charter schools as a quality school choice option and/or policy