WASHINGTON – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and 21 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution designating the week of January 22 through January 28, 2023 as National School Choice Week.
“Parents should be empowered to choose the best type of education for their children, regardless of their zip code,” said Sen. Johnson. “National School Choice Week is a great time to celebrate educational freedom and champion a parent’s right to choose a high-quality education for their child. Without a good education, our children will have fewer opportunities to take advantage of all that America has to offer. I’ll always advocate for Wisconsin’s students and families by supporting the expansion of school choice.”
“From the rural poor to the inner cities, test scores are down even lower than they were pre-COVID. However, when parents have the choice to send their child to a school that best fit their needs, their kids have a chance,” said Sen. Scott. “A good education is the closest thing to magic in America. It creates viable options for all families regardless of socioeconomic status. By equipping and empowering families with the ability to choose educational opportunities best suited for their children – public charter schools, parochial schools, homeschooling and more – we are prioritizing the success of students and our nation.”
Sens. Johnson and Scott are joined on the resolution by Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.) Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.).
The full text of the resolution can be found here.