TRENTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has officially proclaimed January
24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in New Jersey. Governor Christie
joins more than thirty other governors and 230 mayors and county leaders
nationwide in issuing proclamations.
With over 500 events being held to celebrate the Week in New Jersey
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 throughout the state.
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.
“I believe it’s our moral obligation to ensure that every child in New
Jersey has the right to a quality education regardless of his or her zip
code,” said Governor Christie. “School choice empowers families to make
important decisions regarding the education of their children. When
these educational options abound, it's our children who truly benefit.”
“We are grateful for Governor Christie’s support for School Choice Week
in New Jersey,” 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.