SPRINGFIELD, IL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has officially proclaimed January 24-30,
2016 as “School Choice Week in Illinois.” Governor Rauner joins more
than two dozens other governors and 210 mayors and county leaders
nationwide in issuing proclamations.
With more than 900 events being held to celebrate the Week in Illinois
alone – and with more than 16,000 independently organized events across
all 50 states – National School Choice Week will be America’s
largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Events will
include rallies, round-table discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups,
festivals, school fairs, and more.
As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School
Choice Week seeks to raise public awareness about school choice to start
tens of thousands of individual conversations across our country about
the need for, and benefits of, educational opportunity.
In response to the proclamation Governor Rauner said, “The mission of my
administration is to create a cradle-to-career educational system
whereby students complete their post-secondary experience prepared to be
engaged citizens with meaningful and rewarding careers. In order to
accomplish that mission, we must provide high-quality educational
options for families regardless of geographic location or community
wealth. Charter schools are already providing many Illinois families
with choices; we look forward to supporting the growth of charter
schools through our federal grant.”
“We are grateful for Governor Rauner’s support for School Choice Week in
Illinois,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice
Week. “Millions of people across the country, regardless of which type
of schooling they choose, are united in their view that greater choice
means greater opportunities for our children to thrive.”
Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public
awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective
education options for every child. Through thousands of independently
planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises
public awareness of all types of educational choices available to
children. These options include traditional public schools, public
charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private
schools, and homeschooling.
For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com,
or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.