Scott Hosts Inaugural School Choice Caucus Breakfast Feat. Secretary DeVos, Releases Video
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) — co-chair of the bicameral School Choice Caucus — hosted his inaugural School Choice Caucus Breakfast, featuring former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and caucus co-chair, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Mich.). Caucus members discussed ways to expand families’ access to education options that work best for their children.
“It’s unacceptable that, in America today, thousands of kids still lack access to quality education simply because of their zip code,” said Sen. Scott. “Their futures — and the future of our nation — depend on us taking action. That’s why I founded the School Choice Caucus, to put the focus back on children and their unique education needs. I’m thankful for Secretary DeVos’ leadership on this issue and look forward to our continued efforts to advance education freedom for all kids.”
Sen. Scott released the following video recapping the event.
With education at the top of mind for parents and families across the nation, Sen. Scott has led several efforts to give them greater autonomy over their children’s education. This year, Sen. Scott:
- Introduced the PROTECT Kids Act to protect parental rights and combat indoctrination in schools;
- Led Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation to nullify the Biden administration’s new rules adding burdensome requirements to charter schools seeking funding;
- Introduced the RECOVER Act to allow states and school districts to use unspent COVID funds to issue Child Opportunity Scholarships directly to parents;
- Penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed on the RECOVER Act;
- Penned a Washington Examiner op-ed on families’ desire for school choice;
- Introduced a resolution celebrating National Charter Schools Week;
- Urged the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider proposed rules redefining the Charter School Program, stripping parents of their ability to choose the best school for their child;
- Penned a Washington Examiner op-ed with Congressman Burgess Owens about the merits of school choice;
- Introduced the Kids in Classes Act to allow families with children in Title I schools to put unused federal education funds toward in-person education, should their school close to COVID-19 or a teachers union goes on strike;
- Held a parental involvement panel to discuss the need for greater transparency within schools; and
- Hosted a policy panel featuring former Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Congressman Burgess Owens to discuss how to expand education opportunity to all children.
Read more about the breakfast from the Washington Free Beacon.
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