U.S. Senate unanimously passes National School Choice Week resolution
Sen. Scott introduces CHOICE Act, which could provide over 6M kids with school choice
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, wishes to thank school choice champion Sen. Tim Scott for his U.S. Senate resolution to declare this week National School Choice Week. Sen. Tim Scott introduced the resolution along with the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act, or CHOICE Act, in conjunction with National School Choice Week. The CHOICE Act would give military families and students with disabilities greater access to educational options, and strengthen the Washington, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.
“We thank Senator Scott for his commitment to school choice all year long, but especially during National School Choice Week 2017,” said Kevin P. Chavous, board member of the American Federation for Children. “The CHOICE Act would provide much needed educational options to students who may struggle to find a learning environment that suits their needs. Greater educational choice will allow these students to thrive and provide much needed innovation in our nation’s education system.”
“Every single student deserves access to a quality education,” said Senator Tim Scott. “We must make sure our education system is designed with that one, single concept in mind, and my CHOICE Act will help unlock the potential of students who might otherwise be left behind. I look forward to working with soon to be confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on this bill and other issues critical to the future of our children.”
On Tuesday, Sen. Scott spoke at National School Choice Week’s D.C. rally on Capitol Hill, celebrating school choice options in Washington, D.C. and across the country.