WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and others introduced a resolution officially marking January 23 through January 29, 2022 as National School Choice Week.
“A child’s zip code should not prevent them from receiving a quality education,” said Dr. Cassidy. “All families should be able to choose the school that best fits their child’s needs. School choice empowers parents and gives them a voice.”
“The pandemic has highlighted the challenges many families face when seeking a quality education for their children,” said Senator Scott. “The facts are simple: If we want to give children a greater chance in life, we must give parents a greater choice in education. A child’s destiny shouldn’t be determined by their zip code.”
“We are grateful for this bipartisan recognition of National School Choice Week and our positive focus on raising awareness of the traditional public, public charter, public magnet, private, online, and home education options available to families across our country. National School Choice Week is a time to empower parents with information and inspiration, and an opportunity to celebrate the success of students and the dedication of America’s hardworking educators,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week.
Cassidy, Scott, and Feinstein were joined on the resolution by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Todd Young (R-IN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL).