Nationwide Celebration Shines Spotlight on Need for Effective Education Options
Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) has introduced new legislation to commemorate National School Choice Week in California. Senate Resolution (SR) 22 highlights schools, teachers, parents and students from across the nation to rally for effective education opportunities that benefit all children.
More than 5,500 events will take place across all fifty states to raise awareness for school choice during National School Choice Week, which takes place January 26 through February 1. The event spotlights all types of positive education options -- from traditional public schools, to public magnet and charter schools, to private schools, to virtual schools, to home schooling. The effort brings students, parents, educators, community leaders, and elected officials together to cheer for school choice where it exists and demand it where it does not.
“As Juan Williams and Condoleezza Rice have both put it, school choice is the civil rights issue of our time,” said Senator Huff. “School choice benefits all students, especially low-income families who often lack the resources to move to a better neighborhood or turn to private schools. Allowing parents and students to choose what school programs fit their needs benefits everyone.”