U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), in introducing a resolution designating this week as National School Choice Week. Text of the resolution is available here.
“Throughout the course of the pandemic, families have had the added challenge of navigating school closures and balancing hybrid or completely virtual instruction, which has only highlighted the essential role of parents in their children’s education,” Senator Romney said. “Parents know what is best for their kids, and every family should have the freedom to choose the model of education which best meets the needs of their children—whether that is public, homeschool, or otherwise.”
“The pandemic has highlighted the challenges many families face when seeking a quality education for their children,” said Senator Scott. “The facts are simple: If we want to give children a greater chance in life, we must give parents a greater choice in education. A child’s destiny shouldn’t be determined by their zip code.”
“We are grateful for this bipartisan recognition of National School Choice Week and our positive focus on raising awareness of the traditional public, public charter, public magnet, private, online, and home education options available to families across our country. National School Choice Week is a time to empower parents with information and inspiration, and an opportunity to celebrate the success of students and the dedication of America’s hardworking educators,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week.
Senators Romney, Scott, and Feinstein were joined on the resolution by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Todd Young (R-IN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL).