Monday | January 25, 2021

Sen. Scott introduces resolution to mark start of National School Choice Week

Senator Tim Scott, who also serves as the Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, has introduced a resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week.

Scott was joined by more than a dozen of his colleagues on Monday to introduce the measure.

“Education is the closest thing to magic we have in America and is the most valuable gift we can pass down to our children,” said Senator Tim Scott. “Too often the education debate is centered on what we do here in Washington, instead of reflecting the conversations happening around dinner tables across the country. As the pandemic has shuttered schools and brought into sharp relief the challenges faced by working parents, it is clear we need to give families more options, not less. We need to empower parents and students to choose what’s right for their future and break every barrier to success because when our children succeed, America succeeds.”

In a press release, Sen. Scott pointed to a study by the American Federation for Children which found that 72 percent of K-12 parents who work full-time support school choice.

Governor Henry McMaster previously issued an official proclamation which recognizes Jan. 24-30 as South Carolina School Choice Week.

You can read Sen. Scott's resolution by clicking here.


By:  Matt Dillane
Source: ABC 4 News
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