Senate Passes Scott, Bennet Resolution Celebrating National Charter School Week

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) led 25 of their colleagues on a bipartisan resolution celebrating National Charter School Week and commending charter schools on their contribution to education. 

“Giving children an opportunity to reach their God-given potential is a priority for all parents, regardless of race, income, or zip code,” said Senator Scott. “That’s why millions of families — including thousands in South Carolina — choose charter schools for the high-quality education they provide. We must do everything within our power to protect and expand families’ options by continuing to support our nation’s charter schools.”

“Every student deserves access to high-quality education to help set them up for future success,” said Senator Bennet. “During National Charter Schools Week, we celebrate the educators and school leaders who work day in and day out to make that possible and shape the next generation of leaders.”

Joining Senators Scott and Bennet on the resolution are senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Read full text of the resolution here.