Thursday | May 7, 2015

Scott Emphasizes Importance of School Choice During National Charter Schools Week

Washington- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading advocate for school choice in the United States Senate,issued the following statement highlighting the importance of school choice during National Charter Schools Weekthis week, which runsfromMay 3 through May 9, 2015.

"As we celebrate National Charter School Week, we know that when parents and communities have access to high-quality educational options, our children can maximize their limitless potential.

I am proud that charter schools are leading the way in educational innovations throughout the country. From creating new ideas for teaching and learning to preparing students from diverse backgrounds for college and career, charter schools play an important role in creating a stronger educational system.Our country is well served when educational freedom, whether it's through charter schools, magnet programs, virtual learning, private schools or homeschooling communities, is available for our families.

This week, I hope people will take a moment and recognize the important work charter school teachers, leaders and advocates are doing to educate children across our great country."

The charter school community continues to grow in South Carolina. Today, sixty-six charter schools are educating over 22,000 students with another 9,500 being served through virtual charter schools.