Governor Abbott Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “School Choice Week” and Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

Texas students, communities to hold more than 1,500 events as part of
nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#schoolchoice–Gov. Greg Abbott has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as School Choice
Week, joining more than a dozen other governors and more than 500 city
and county leaders nationwide in issuing School Choice Week

National School Choice Week 2017 will feature more than 21,000
independently planned events, including more than 1,500 in Texas, in the
largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Events include
rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school
fairs, and more.

National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort
seeking to raise awareness about the school choice options parents have,
or want to have, for their children.

“We thank Gov. Abbott for issuing this proclamation,” said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Parents in Texas,
like parents everywhere, simply want the best education possible for
their kids. School Choice Week is an opportunity to celebrate the
educational choices available and talk about what options could become

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.

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Mary C. Tillotson, Press Secretary
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