When it comes to education, students deserve options. No two students are the same. Every student has specific needs, interests and potential. Parents and teachers know this. Students do too. It’s common sense. So why not allow students whatever opportunities will help them meet their unique potential?
Many believe we can do better in offering options to families, which is why a growing nationwide movement celebrates choice in education each January.
At the end of this month—from January 22-28—students, schools and other organizations will participate in National School Choice Week (NSCW). The week is intended to draw public awareness to school choice. Groups across the country will hold rallies and events to celebrate and acknowledge the academic benefits students obtain when they have meaningful options.
Individual learning and human potential is the ultimate purpose of education. At Sutherland Institute, we believe that robust education choice, facilitated by principled public policy, honors this truth.
To celebrate National School Choice Week, Sutherland Institute will participate in a “Tweet Up” on Monday, Jan. 23, between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The “Tweet Up” is a fully online event where anyone with a Twitter account can retweet or “like” our school choice content to create a virtual rally. Join us on Twitter on Jan. 23 for the hour and be sure to use the hashtag #SchoolChoice!
Here are a few more facts about National School Choice Week:
- The first National School Choice Week took place in 2011.
- Last year, 16,745 events were held in the U.S. for School Choice Week.
- Last year, 27 governors issued state proclamations to recognize School Choice Week.
- The NSCW is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical celebration.
- Last year, 20 state Capitol buildings held rallies and events for School Choice Week.