JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than one thousand students, parents, teachers, and community
leaders will celebrate school choice in the Magnolia State during
National School Choice Week.
The event will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in the second floor
rotunda of the State Capitol at 9:30 a.m. Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov.
Tate Reeves will speak at the celebration featuring dynamic student
The rally will coincide with National School Choice Week (January 22-28,
2017), which will feature more than 21,000 events across the country.
The goal of the event is to highlight the importance of school choice to
families in Mississippi.
“Every child in Mississippi deserves access to a high quality
education,” Grant Callen, president of Empower Mississippi said.
“Unfortunately, many Mississippi parents know their children are not in
the best educational setting, but because they can't afford to move or
to pay for private school tuition they feel trapped. During National
School Choice Week, we will celebrate the school choice options
available in Mississippi and draw attention to the critical need for
even more opportunities for Mississippi families.”
Empower Mississippi is the lead planner of the event.
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 more than 20,000
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.