NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has officially recognized January 24-30,
2016 as “Tennessee School Choice Week". Governor Haslam joins thirty
other governors and 230 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing
With nearly 250 events being held to celebrate the Week in Tennessee
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.
“Tennessee recognizes the essential role that an effective and
accountable system of education plays in preparing children to be
successful adults,” said Governor Haslam. “School Choice Week raises the
awareness of the importance of education options.”
“We are grateful for Governor Haslam’s support for School Choice Week in
Tennessee,” 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.