Thousands Celebrate Record-breaking National School Choice Week

Published January 26, 2017

It’s officially National School Choice Week. The Washington Examiner reports, “More than 6.4 million people are participating in more than 21,000 events this week as part of National School Choice Week. Organizers say it’s the ‘largest series of education-related events’ in the country’s history.'”

In honor of the event, RealClear Education presents us with “Five Questions for the President of National School Choice Week,” Andrew Campanella. In the excerpt below, Campanella explains what this week is all about:

RealClearEducation: What is National School Choice Week and how many students and schools participate?
Campanella: “National School Choice Week is an annual celebration of opportunity in education. We invite students, schools, business leaders, elected officials, and people from across the country to take time, during National School Choice Week, to raise awareness of school choice through thousands of unique, independently-planned events across the country. We spotlight all types of education options, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies and homeschooling. For 2017, there are more than 16,000 schools holding events, 2,000 homeschool groups, and 1,500 chambers of commerce. We estimate that 6.4 million people will attend events and tens of millions of additional people will participate.”

National School Choice Week ends on January 28, but there’s a lot of legislation brewing in the states that promises to make it National School Choice Week every week of 2017.

SOURCE: RealClear Education


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