Families Across Louisiana to Celebrate School Choice with Tours of Education Options

NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#schoolchoice–School choice supporters in New Orleans and Baton Rouge will celebrate
National School Choice Week 2017 with a variety of events, including a
kickoff celebration, school tours, and a breakfast for community leaders.

Louisiana Federation for Children (LFC) will launch its celebrations
with a kickoff recognizing how students’ and families’ lives have been
enriched by the school choice options available in Louisiana. The
kickoff event will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Jones Creek
Library in Baton Rouge.

Elected officials, educators, clergy, and community leaders will attend
a community leaders breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Walnut
Room of Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.

Parents, lawmakers, and media are invited to the school tours. The tour
schedule is as follows:

  • Redemporist Elementary School in Baton Rouge, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan.
    24
  • St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26

These events are planned to coincide with the history-making celebration
of National School Choice Week 2017, which will feature more than 21,000
school choice events across all 50 states.

“I always look forward to joining with our families to celebrate
National School Choice Week. School choice has helped level the playing
field for Louisiana families who otherwise would have no other option
but to send their children to underperforming public schools,” said Ann
Duplessis, president of Louisiana Federation for Children. “School
choice is giving hope to thousands of low-income and minority families,
making it possible for all parents to choose the education that best
fits their children’s individual needs – a choice more affluent parents
take for granted.”

For more information, contact Paul Dauphin, Louisiana Director of
Communications for the American Federation for Children, at pdauphin@federationforchildren.org.

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School
Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options
for students, families, and communities around the country.

For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com,
or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.

Contacts

American Federation for Children
Paul Dauphin
pdauphin@federationforchildren.org