This week’s second annual National School Choice Week has been a resounding success, shining a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. Events in every state have drawn national figures including Bill Cosby, Dick Morris, and James Carville in support of parental choice, governors have issued proclamations, and thousands of Americans have come together in the name of giving parents a voice for choice in their children’s education.
At Children’s Scholarship Fund, we wholeheartedly applaud the support parental choice is enjoying. We believe that parents are the first educators of their children and they should be empowered to choose a high quality school for their children regardless of their income or zip code, and we are proud that since our inception more than 123,000 low-income children have attended private school with CSF scholarships worth more than $483 million.
As CSF’s Co-Founder Ted Forstmann said, “Every child, regardless of their parents’ income, should have access to a quality education – an education that will not only prepare them for successful private lives, but help them to build cohesive communities and a strong democracy. We believe if you give parents a choice, you will give their children a chance.”
As School Choice Week wraps up, please take a moment to read about all the week’s activities, and make a plan to support parental choice in education all year long.