JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has officially proclaimed January
24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in Mississippi. Governor Bryant
joins thirty other governors and 230 mayors and county leaders
nationwide in issuing proclamations.
With more than 80 events being held to celebrate the Week in Mississippi
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.
“We are grateful for Governor Bryant’s recognition of School Choice Week
in Mississippi,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School
Choice Week. “The growth in enthusiasm surrounding National School
Choice Week demonstrates that Americans in communities across the
country recognize, more than ever before, the importance of ensuring
that all children have the opportunity to learn and to pursue their own
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.